COMIC SANS FOR CANCER
ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION
LONDON, 2014

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Can Comic Sans have a positive effect on society?

Together with Chris Flack and Renee Quigley we created Comic Sans for Cancer – an exhibition of posters inspired by the 20th anniversary of Comic Sans (the font we all love to hate) with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, designers and artists from 38 countries (!) submitted posters representing what Comic Sans means to them. Did they love it or hate it? What would the world be like without the font we all love to hate? The results were both diverse and intriguing and challenged how we look at this divisive font. We had a mixture of international designers/studios, along with emerging and established local talent.

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

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Overview
• 38 countries
• 500+ submissions
• 200 Exhibitors
• Limited edition book
• Limited edition newspaper

• 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, Observatory 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



 

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

 

Book signing with Vincent Connare


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Selected examples


Believe In

Observatory

Observatory

Danny Greaves

Build

Kiosk

This Studio

Vincent Connare

Vincent Connare

Spin

Oli Frape

Sean Rees

Multiadapter (voiceover in film below)

Grotesk Studio

Kids with Puns


The big birthday bash (PV)



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