After some random comment at TypeCon, I got to wondering about the origins of Comic Sans.\n\nImagine my surprise when I read this quotation from its designer, Vincent Connare:\n\n
\n Comic Sans was NOT designed as a typeface but as a solution to a problem with the often overlooked part of a computer program’s interface, the typeface used to communicate the message.\n \n There was no intention to include the font in other applications other than those designed for children when I designed Comic Sans. The inspiration came at the shock of seeing Times New Roman used in an inappropriate way.\n
\n\nHe has more to say here.\n\nFascinating, really.\n\nOn a related note, I have always wondered why Times New Roman wasn’t on the hate list right along with Comic Sans. One of my very least favorite fonts.