As we're sure you're already aware, the first Friday in July is Comic Sans Day.

That's right, Comic Sans - the widely-used but much-loathed font that is found on everything from kids' menus to NASA documents - and even strip clubs. But where did it come from?

This short documentary from Great Big Story sheds some light on the development of the font. It catches up with designer Vincent Connare (who also worked on Webdings), and traces his inspirations for Comic Sans, from being a “young rebellious fine arts student” to paying homage to 'Batman' and 'Watchmen'. Check it out:

Perhaps we've been too hard on Comic Sans. Perhaps a website redesign is in order?

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