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How one of the most popular fonts became the worlds most hated typefaces.

About this project

I watched Helvetica a couple of years ago and was bored to tears. Not that it wasnt a great documentary, but they managed to bore me, while also informing me, about my favorite typeface. Then I got the idea to make a mockumentary about 1 designer who was absolutely in love with Comic Sans. I was going to play that designer. I spent many nights tossing and turning in my bed, waking up with cold sweats at the thought of championing this typeface. How could I possibly call myself a designer and still pretend to love such nasty font? I couldn't.

So here we are, 2010 and Comic Sans is still being widely used. People that don't know about typefaces love it, and designers all collectively hate it, but where did it come from? Who created it? Why is it still being used so much? Those are the exact reasons why we are setting out on a journey to uncover the nasty truths behind the worlds most hated font: Comic Sans.

Here is a quick teaser trailer we put together for this Comic Sans Documentary: http://vimeo.com/14690711

Myself and AJ Meadows have another documentary about the Sundance Film Festival titled REDFORD SENT US. You can see the teaser trailer here: http://vimeo.com/10452813

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    10 backers

    We will design you a personalized photo that somehow incorporates Comic Sans and email it to you, a thank you in the film, plus a link to the finished film so you can watch it!

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    6 backers

    We will draw you a photo, sign it and mail it to you, a link to the finished film, a thank you in the film, plus the satisfaction of knowing that you helped inform the world about the dangers of using Comic Sans.

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    14 backers

    A link to the finished film so you can watch it, a signed DVD once we get them made, a thank you in the film, and the satisfaction of helping us inform the world about the dangers of using Comic Sans.

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    2 backers

    Everything you get for $25 reward, plus a signed mini poster from the movie.

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    0 backers

    A signed DVD, link to view the film, personalized email and Limited Edition t-shirt for the movie.

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    Pledge $200 or more
    About $200 USD

    0 backers

    A signed DVD, link to view the film, personalized email, Limited Edition t-shirt, and your name on the RSVP list for any 1 screening that we hold once the film is finished (Cities aren't set yet...we haven't even started making the film yet!)

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

    0 backers

    All of the items from the $200 reward, a signed movie poster and a credit/thank you in the film!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    All of the items in the $500 reward, plus you we will add a video of you talking about comic sans(as long as its not too crude!) during the credits!

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    Pledge $3,000 or more
    About $3,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    All of the items from the $1000 reward, plus if you are a designer or a design agency we will fly out and use your agency/designers as subjects in the documentary.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more
    About $5,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    All of the items in the $1000 reward, plus we will fly out and host a screening at any theater that will show our film, hold a q&a after the film that you can moderate AND we will take you to dinner and a night on the town! That's sort of like a date or something.

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