Vincent Connare, Inventor Of ‘The Most Hated Font,’ Defends Himself

20130831-213900.jpgA typographic engineer, Connare was working at Microsoft in 1993, when he was asked for his input on a new program’s fonts. “When I loaded the CD a little dog came up. He talked in a speech balloon like you would get in a newspaper cartoon strip, but it was in the system font Times New Roman,” Connarre says. “I thought, ‘That’s silly. Dogs don’t talk like that.’ So I said it would look better if it looked like a comic book.”

He drew some letters on the computer, and three days later Comic Sans was born. The font was featured in Windows 95, and soon ended up on every computer in the world. —Vincent Connare, Inventor Of ‘The Most Hated Font,’ Defends Himself.