- November 11th, 2009
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There are a lot of well-designed fonts around and one of them is Comic Sans. In this post, I will tell you a little bit about the history of Comic Sans. You can also view the examples of designs using Comic Sans and you can find out when to use this great font.
The History of Comic Sans
Comic Sans is a script typeface designed by Vincent Connare. It was released in 1994 by Microsoft. The purpose of Comic Sans is to imitate comic book lettering. Comic Sans has been an included in every Microsoft Windows OS since Windows 95.
Comic Sans Documentary
This is a short documentary about the font Comic Sans. Created for a video production course and inspired by the film “Helvetica” by Gary Hustwit.
The Creator of Comic Sans, Vincent Connare
Font designer Vincent Connare talks about the history of his most famous work, Comic Sans.
15 Examples of Comic Sans in Design
When To Use Comic Sans
Most people don’t know when it is appropriate to use Comic Sans. The diagram below should greatly help those who want to know when to use this font.
Advice From ABC’s John Stossel About Comic Sans
Bonus: Comic Sans Goodness
Here are some more Comic Sans links from around the web. Feel free to share your own Comic Sans links in the comments.
- Comic Sans Flickr Group16 – Pictures of Comic Sans in public designs.
- Purchase Comic Sans17 – Comic Sans is on sale at MyFonts for $30. LOL!
- Ban Comic Sans18 – A website that is devoted to banning Comic Sans.
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- 1 http://paultheillustrator.deviantart.com/art/Comic-Sans-Type-Factory-130459069
- 2 http://sanityridden.deviantart.com/art/Save-Comic-Sans-119853348
- 3 http://thomasdian.deviantart.com/art/I-love-my-comic-sans-81504801
- 4 http://djsoundwav.deviantart.com/art/SchoolComp-Poster2-Comic-Sans-68269595
- 5 http://carment.deviantart.com/art/Comic-Sans-Project-81501368
- 6 http://nadydesign.deviantart.com/art/COMIC-SANS-81505053
- 7 http://denzmixed.deviantart.com/art/Comic-Sans-Town-Map-81530224
- 8 http://creatorium.deviantart.com/art/I-aint-that-bad-82248056
- 9 http://munchester2cool.deviantart.com/art/Comic-Sans-CAN-look-good-70382140
- 10 http://o7addict.deviantart.com/art/COMICSANS-MS-81504586
- 11 http://jpaul.deviantart.com/art/anti-comics-sans-2-56429543
- 12 http://vektorscksprojekt.deviantart.com/art/Comic-Sans-Project-2-81496066
- 13 http://vektorscksprojekt.deviantart.com/art/Comic-Sans-Project-81495676
- 14 http://montendo.deviantart.com/art/say-hello-to-comic-sans-81501600
- 15 http://newklear.deviantart.com/art/Type-Study-Comic-Sans-MS-53190148
- 16 http://www.flickr.com/groups/comicsans/
- 17 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/ascender/comic-sans/
- 18 http://bancomicsans.com/
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- 21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzmrxKhaKRU