Trebuchet MS

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Credits

Designer(s)
Vincent Connare
Foundry(ies)
Microsoft
Release Year
1996
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Microsoft
Tags
sans serif, websafe

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Trebuchet MS is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Vincent Connare for the Microsoft Corporation in 1996. It is named after the trebuchet, a medieval siege engine. The name was inspired by a puzzle question that Vincent Connare heard within Microsoft headquarters. The question was “can you make a trebuchet that could launch a person from main campus to the new consumer campus about a mile away? Mathematically, is it possible and how?” and Mr. Connare “thought that would be a great name for a font that launches words across the Internet”.

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