Some people hate the villager looks and they want to change it and they want to know why mojang made villagers like this. Im starting to wonder why they even put villagers to look like squidward instead of a real human. Plus, they might be even creatures not human. But why do they even look like him?
It's just simply a model design that Notch (or was it Jeb?) came up with. I think they were originally just a placeholders, but Jeb never really got around to improving their model.
And I highly doubt that Notch purposely modeled the villagers after Squidward. The only resemblance is the nose being long, that's it.
I must be really tired. I somehow briefly forgot that Mojang has a team of people, and Notch/Jeb most likely don't do the art in the game. Why am I always so tempted to post in forums when I pull all nighters? I always regrte it the next day, lol. xD
It's just an art style that one of the artist at Mojang decided to go with. There may be some secret reason behind it, but really a game artist job is to make whatever is going to be in a game fit it's graphic style the best. Would the squidward could have been the best choice? Probably not, does it work for Minecraft currently? Absolutely.