One Minute Brief of the Day:
Create a typographic poster that reflects the 20th anniversary of comic sans (the font we all love to hate)
We are delighted to collaborate on a great cause with @comicsanscancer today after seeing their great idea we got in touch with them as we thought it would be great to get the OMBLES involved.
All info and links are below with some great prizes and the knowledge that you can help make a difference.
• A 'never have to use Comic Sans again' certificate from us
• Your choice of 1 x poster from the exhibition for free
Runner ups x 2
• A 'Comic Sans if helvetica is 'busy' certificate.
The top 10 will be included in the exhibition as part of a digital display.
Comic Sans for Cancer
Curated by Chris Flack, Renee Quigley & Jenny Theolin
We are using Comic Sans to take on cancer.
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 a curated exhibition which aims to challenge the way we look at this divisive font.
Links to the site