Polite reminder that comic sans is an accessible font and Instagram introducing it is actually a v good thing 🤗🤗🤗
— Tasmin 💫 Freelance Digital Marketer (@GrandioseDays) August 4, 2020
Former Microsoft typographer Vincent Connare created Comic Sans in 1994. Pulling inspiration from the lettering in comic books like Watchmen, Connare envisioned people using the font for informal documents and children’s books. As these things usually go, people and the internet had different ideas. At one point, someone even created a Comic Sans typewriter.
However, for all the ways people have misused Comic Sans, Connare has no regrets about designing it. “The level of hatred was amazing and quite funny,” he told The Guardian in 2017. “I couldn’t believe people could get so worked up about a font.”
You can check out all the new fonts by adding a text to a Story and then using the interface element that appears above the keyboard to switch between them. Unless you run an account dedicated to Doge memes, remember to use the font sparingly and tastefully.
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— Instagram (@instagram) August 3, 2020