"Comic Sans for Cancer" Project Puts the Font to Good Use, Finally

Design News
Share Tweet Submit Pin
"Comic Sans for Cancer" Project Puts the Font to Good Use, Finally

Comic Sans, the much hated sans-serif font, is finally being put to good use with Comic Sans for Cancer, a project curated by Chris Flack, Renee Quigley and Jenny Theolin to raise money for cancer research. They’ve called on nearly 200 designers, artists and studios from 38 countries to design posters using Comic Sans. Contributors include Vincent Connare, the creator of Comic Sans, along with graphic designers Dave and Holly Combs who founded the website/movement Ban Comic Sans.

PostComicSansCancer2.jpg

PostComicSansCancer.jpg

According to the project’s website, “The results are both diverse and intriguing and challenge how we look at this divisive font.”

The project was inspired by the font’s 20th anniversary and pledges to donate proceeds to Cancer Research UK. Posters from Comic Sans for Cancer will be exhibited August 20 to 24 at The Proud Archivist in London.

ShareTweetSubmitPinMore