Vincent Connare

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Vincent Connare
Vincent Connare 2012.jpg
Vincent Connare in 2012
Born (1960-09-26) September 26, 1960 (age 56)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality British-American
Education University of Reading, New York Institute of Technology, Milford High School (Massachusetts)
Occupation Typeface designer, photographer
Known for Comic Sans, Trebuchet MS, Webdings, Marlett, Microsoft

Vincent Connare (born September 26, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts)[1][2] is a British-American typeface designer and former Microsoft employee. Amongst his creations are the Comic Sans font, and the Trebuchet MS font. Besides text typefaces, he finalized and hinted the font Marlett which has been used for scalable User Interface icons in Microsoft Windows since 1995 and created portions of the font Webdings that was first shipped with Internet Explorer.


Connare studied at Milford High School in Milford, Massachusetts and the New York Institute of Technology, and earned a master's degree in Type Design at the University of Reading.[1][3]

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Connare explains how he came to create 'the world's favourite font' in 2009.
  1. ^ a b Macmillan, Neil (2006). "An A-Z of type designers". Page 68 - Vincent Connare b.1960 USA. Yale University Press. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Vincent Connare". MyFonts. Bitstream. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Vincent Connare". Designers. Typophile. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 

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