12 Origin Stories of Various Fonts

Fonts. Everybody uses them, some people have opinions on them and font snobs have very strong opinions on them. (Seriously. Go to one of those stuffy, Ivy League font parties and yell "Comic Sans rules" and see if you don't start a riot.)

It's easy to assume that fonts are just different styles of lettering that come with every computer, but every single one of the most popular fonts was designed with intention by an artist at some point (yes, even Times New Roman).

Below, please enjoy some of the most interesting stories about fonts we've found.