Tag: type

The Story Behind Comic Sans
January 20, 2011

There may not be a designer on the planet who hasn’t heard of Comic Sans. In fact, there may not be any computer-using non-designers who aren’t familiar with — and don’t have an opinion about — Comic Sans. Vincent Connare’s 1995 design for Microsoft has become one of the most popular and most maligned typefaces of our time. Does this friendly, unassuming typeface deserve the myriad bad raps it has provoked, or is Comic Sans just an...

November 12, 2010

Have you ever seen a logo or been to a website and wondered, “That’s a nice font, I wonder what one it is they’re using?” Well you need to wonder no more. WhatTheFont is a service to help you find out just that. It’s a simple service to use too with two ways to find out what font is being used on a website or in a logo (or any other graphic come to that). You can either upload an image to the service, all the main graphics formats and...