WHO IS THIS MAN…and why do we care?
His name is John Connare and he is the designer of Comic Sans, one of the most maligned (deservedly so!) typefaces ever developed.
John Stossel’s report on three most common design mistakes, posted earlier on this blog, gives particular attention to Comic Sans.
A Wall Street Journal article says:
“Mr. Connare has looked on, alternately amused and mortified, as Comic Sans has spread from a software project at Microsoft Corp. 15 years ago to grade-school fliers and holiday newsletters, Disney ads and Beanie Baby tags, business emails, street signs, Bibles, porn sites, gravestones and hospital posters about bowel cancer.”
This is Comic Sans:
You can read the entire Wall Street Journal piece here.