Comic Sans for Cancer

Can Comic Sans have a positive effect on society? To celebrate its 20th anniversary, designers and artists from 38 countries (!) have designed posters representing 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? The results are both diverse and intriguing and challenge how we look at this divisive font. We have a mixture of international designers/studios, along with emerging and established local talent.

These included Vincent Connare (Comic Sans creator), his nemesis Ban Comic Sans, Bibliothèque, Build, Bunch Design, Oli Frape, Believe In, Hey Studio, Purpose, Spin, Sawdust, The Partners, Kiosk – and many many more. See the full roster below.

From over 500 submissions, 200 posters were exhibited at The Proud Archivist in London between August 20th – 24th, 2014

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See the mini-documentary here:

Overview
• 38 countries
• 500+ Submissions
• 200 Exhibitors
• Hosted by The Proud Archivist, W1
• Exhibition runs: Aug 20 – 24, 2014
• Supported by TBWAMonotypeGF SmithRipe DigitalNimbus HostingThe Proud ArchivistNewspaper Club, Crusador, On Demand, Lick & Stick and Masters Bookbinding
• 70,000 visits to the website
• 970,000 Tweet Reach
• 1.88 million retweet Reach
• 13.47 million mention reach
• Over £5.5K raised for Cancer Research UK

Curated by:
Chris Flack
Renee Quigley
Soapbox & Sons

In aid of:
Cancer Research UK 

Special thanks to:
Dan Bull
Mike Reed
Becky Williams
Vincent Connare

Photographs by David Craik Photography

The Artists

Aaron HoggAbbas MushtaqAdam Sharp, Adan Contreras, Albert Wijaya, Alex BorgAlex Ly – France, Alexander Glante, Alexander Jones, Allison McCartney, Amrit SinghAndra KradolfeAndreas Wikstrom, Andy Brown, Andy Mallalieu, Andy Powell, Andy Smith, Anthony Hart, Ban Comic SansBelieve InBerger & FohrBilbliothequeBorn & RaisedBruce UsherBuildBunch Design, Callum Griffiths, Capital One, Charlie Earl, Charline Gohier, Chris DaveyChris EvansChris Flack, Chris Jackson, Chris O’learyConcreteCraig RozynskiCraig SalterCraig ThomasCreative Injection, Curtis Edwards, Dan BullDan Hinde, Daniel Fuerst, Danni Storm, Danny GreavesDarren Friend, Darya Tsaryk, Dave FosterDave KempDave SedwickDavid AireyDavid BaileyDean HardingDepartment Of WordsDepartmentDIA, Dirk Verweij, Doğukan Karapınar, DQ EstudioDuane DaltonEdwin LoEliot HilEmma ChihEmma Turland, Ertan Toy, Essen InternationalFernando FernandesFiona BattesbyFontsmithFrey Tag AndersonGareth StranksGary CookeGeorge Liebergesell, George Simkin, Give Up Art – Stuart HammerseleyGreg DoddsGrotesk StudioGrzegorz SołowińskiHey StudioHortIan CaulkettIan PagetIWANT design, J.Antonio, James Howley, James Johnston, James O’ConnellJens WindolfJeremy Clark, Jessica Chua, Jessica MatthewsJim MestonJimmy BickertonJimmy LeeJohn CusterJon NewmanJoseph BlumenfeldJulian ClarkKaroshiKeith HancoxKenneth KnutsenKids with PunsKing ZogKurtis and KurtisLa Fabrica, Laura Darby, Leanne HoangLizzie Mary Cullen, Lorene Ujhelyi, Make Design Happen, Manuel Boden, Margo Wolcott, Jason Wennett & Emily Peters, Marisa De Sena Nachif, Mark BoyceMark OsborneMash CreativeMatt C StokesMatt JonesMatthew OlejniczakMatthew Ulstad, Michael Moran, MultiAdaptor & Neil EdwardsNick ChaffeNick GreenbankNick Lovegrove, Nicky Morton, Nikos GeorgopoulosNoni BraithwaiteOli FrapeOlly Gibbs, Omar Tinoco, One Minute Briefs, Pame Mendoza, Papee ThirawatPaul AndrewPaul Hicks, Paul Johnson, Petra Grubišić, Pol SolsonaPurpose, Rashpal Amrit, Renee GranilloRenee QuigleyRichard RhodesRobert HolmkvistRoss DalzielRyan DixonSandt DesignSawdustScott LambertScott OgilvieSean ReesSergio Olivotti, Simon Graham, Simon Harrison, SpinSamuel Fresquet, Stephane Delliot, Stuart RadfordStuart WatsonSuperfriedSupple StudioSusan WebbTen Dollar FontsThe BakeryThe NegraThis StudioTim GeorgeTobias HallTom JarrettTom RobertsTom VidalieTony PeacockTristan PalmerTsieskeTuki TokuTwo Times ElliotVincent ConnareWork FormYoke DesignYves Haubois