Some times what we notice and despise, others probably aren’t aware of until we point them out. The sensitivity to good and bad design is often privy to designers only. And, in this case Holly and David Comb’s ‘Ban Comic Sans’ takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to celebrating good typography.

Manifesto Extract

We are summoning forth the proletariat around the globe to aid us in this revolution. We call on the common man to rise up in revolt against this evil of typographical ignorance. We believe in the gospel message “ban comic sans.” It shall be salvation to all who are literate. By banding together to eradicate this font from the face of the earth we strive to ensure that future generations will be liberated from this epidemic and never suffer this scourge that is the plague of our time.

Geoff’s Comment

The Ban Comic Sans campaign is a great example of principle 2: Manifestos terminate the past.
And, it has a manifested itself into a shining example of principle 9: Manifestos have presence.
A wide variety of artifacts have been created to support the campaign including:

Sources

Full transcript and links to other artifacts: http://bancomicsans.com
Simon Garfield, Just My Type

Questions

What will you create to bring your manifesto to life? How will you give it presence?

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