This list of the #worstFontsEver was compiled by Creative Market to poke fun at typefaces that designers hate “due to popularity, ugliness, or both.” A font is what you use, a typeface is what you see, just to dodge another designer pet-peeve before we get into some details!


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Many of these maligned typefaces have an interesting story behind them. Trajan is based on “capitalis monumentalis” or Roman square capitals, which were used for the inscription at the base of Trajan’s Column; Arial was created in 1982 by Microsoft to avoid paying for the Helvetica license; and Comic Sans, another Microsoft creation, was intended for use with the failed Microsoft Bob software.

More info: creativemarket (h/t: demilkeddesigntaxi)