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Comic Sans for Cancer

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20 August 2014, 10:58

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Fontsmith were invited to submit a poster design to the Comic Sans for Cancer charity event organised by our good friend and Soapbox and Sons creative director Jenny Theolin. Over 500 designers submitted proposals and our design was lucky enough to be picked and featured in the exhibition which is aimed at raising money and awareness for Cancer Research UK.

The brief was simple — design a poster inspired by the Comic Sans typeface.

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The design was born out of the idea that every font file is essentially a series of text files comprised in tables of data. In themselves, these tables have their own inherent beauty, they expose the instructions within a font that enable us to see the alphabetical shapes we love to use each day. I wanted to expose Comic Sans, ‘decode’ it and show an aspect of typeface design that is very rarely seen. I wanted to do this in a graphically interesting way, appropriate to ‘code’ yet also one that felt sympathetic to the vibrant and upbeat Comic Sans aesthetic. All of the typographic information within our submission was extracted from the data within the Comic Sans MS – Regular font file. So I present to you — the underlying beauty of an allegedly ugly font.

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It was an honour for us to be involved in the exhibition! For a full list of the artists involved and to donate please visit — www.comicsanscancer.com

FS Emeric Weights

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21 November 2013, 11:02

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FS Emeric Superfamily Weights —

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A Twenty-Two weight family consisting of —

Thin / Thin Italic
ExtraLight / ExtraLight Italic
Light / Light Italic
Book / Book Italic
Regular / Italic
Core / Core Italic
Medium / Medium Italic
SemiBold / SemiBold Italic
Bold / Bold Italic
ExtraBold / ExtraBold Italic
Heavy / Heavy Italic

Request a font specimen booklet at fsemeric.com

 

Pentagram > FS Emeric Print Series

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5 June 2013, 11:56

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Pentagram – FS Emeric Core Print Process

To celebrate the launch of FS Emeric, Fontsmith asked 11 leading design studios from around the globe to create a limited edition poster. Fontsmith are giving away one randomly selected poster from the full series of 11 when two or more weights of the FS Emeric typeface are purchased (while stocks last).

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Pentagram‘s poster by Domenic Lippa shows the full-stop of the Core weight of FS Emeric at 11,750 point size, thus celebrating one of the typeface’s unique design details.

Poster Design – Domenic Lippa - Pentagram
Print – Dan Mather
Typeface – FS Emeric Core

To view the full poster series please visit – fsemeric.com 

NB > FS Emeric Print Series

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3 June 2013, 12:06

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NB – FS Emeric Heavy Print Process

To celebrate the launch of FS Emeric, Fontsmith asked 11 leading design studios from around the globe to create a limited edition poster. Fontsmith are giving away one randomly selected poster from the full series of 11 when two or more weights of the FS Emeric typeface are purchased (while stocks last).

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Charged with using the typeface’s Heavy weight, NB decided to name some of their favourite heavy metal bands – eleven to be precise, a nod to the volume knobs on Spinal Tap’s famous amplifiers.

Poster Design – NB
Print – Dan Mather
Typeface FS Emeric Heavy

To view the full poster series please visit – fsemeric.com 

 

HEY > FS Emeric Print Series

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23 May 2013, 10:42

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HEY – FS Emeric Bold Print Process

To celebrate the launch of FS Emeric, Fontsmith asked 11 leading design studios from around the globe to create a limited edition poster. Fontsmith are giving away one randomly selected poster from the full series of 11 when two or more weights of the FS Emeric typeface are purchased (while stocks last).

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Studio Hey in Barcenlona’s approach was to match the tone of the typeface’s Bold weight with a friendly “hello”.

Poster Design – Hey
Print – Dan Mather
Typeface – FS Emeric Bold

To view the full poster series please visit – fsemeric.com 

 

 

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