Comic Sans for Charity

Screen Shot 2014-05-27 at 14.54.20Delighted to be approached to not only contribute a piece of work (collaborating with Mike Reed), but also to be one of the curators of Comic Sans for Cancer. This is a brilliant upcoming exhibition of posters inspired by the 20th Anniversary or Comic Sans (the font we all love to hate) with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

In its short history no other font has caused as much division as Comic Sans; not only does it divide opinions, but it is also a font that everyone seems to have a view on. So extreme are these views that websites have even been set up to have the font banned from use!

We want to harness the energy and opinions that surround Comic Sans and show that it can have a positive effect on society. So why not put this divisive font to good use and use its 20th anniversary to raise money for cancer research.

Designers are being asked to represent what Comic Sans means to them. Do they love it or hate it? What would the world be like without the font we all love to hate? Should we wish it a happy birthday?

The results will be showcased in an curated online exhibition and event which aims to challenge the way we look at this divisive font.

To submit, please visit:
Deadline: 20th June
Follow: @ComicSansCancer for announcements, updates and comic sans fun!

If you are not a designer and would like to contribute some way, we have also set up a Donation Page. Click here for details.

Contributors so far include: