If you haven’t read “I’m Comic Sans, Asshole!“
you should probably take a time-out and do so now. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
All done? Hilarious, right? Yes.
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of everyone’s favorite font to hate. 20 years of a love-hate relationship with a font for cryin’ out loud! Designers have no shame in judging others solely on their decision to use Comic Sans in a document that others will see…with their eyes…in public. But, you have to admit, Comic Sans has given us 20 years of amazing AIM conversations, passive-aggressive bathroom notices, and now, Cancer posters.
WE ARE USING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF COMIC SANS TO TAKE ON CANCER.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, 200 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 Comic Sans?
The results are both diverse and intriguing and challenge how we look at this divisive font. A mixture of international designers, artists and studios, along with emerging and established local talent have contributed.
These include 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.
Below are my favorite entries from the online gallery:
You can participate in Comic Sans Day
on August 20th by changing your logo/fonts to Comic Sans for the day! Get others to pose the question as to why on EARTH you’re using Comic Sans, then share the link and hashtag with them!
#comicsanscancer“Comic Sans for Cancer” Posters If you haven’t read “I’m Comic Sans, Asshole!” you should probably take a time-out and do so now.