Give Comic Sans a Much-Needed Makeover, Win Fancy Books


As we mentioned before, we’re big fans of the Rosewood font family around Flavorpill. Not so high on our list: Comic Sans. And we’re fairly sure that we’re not alone.

That’s why we’re launching an Iron Chef-inspired design competition for all of you bored typographers — or anyone who is willing to get their hands dirty in Adobe. Make it look pretty. Make it more interesting. Make it not hurt our eyes.

What’s the dangling carrot for your efforts, you ask? As a prize our contest sponsor, TASCHEN Books, will offer up three books from their domus series — domus vol. 1 – 3, valued at $210.

For over seventy-five years, domus has been hailed as the world’s most influential architecture and design journal. Founded in 1928 by the great Milanese architect Gio Ponti, the magazine’s central agenda has always remained that of creating a privileged insight toward identifying the style of a particular age, from Art Deco, Modern Movement, Functionalism and Postwar to Pop, Post-Modernism and Late Modern. Beautifully designed and comprehensively documented, page after page domus presents some of the most exciting design and architecture projects from around the world.

To enter, come up with your own version of Comic Sans and use it to write the phrase “Flavorwire.” Send a hi-res version to tips [at] flavorwire [dot] com. We’ll post a few of the best entries we receive each day, and use your feedback to help pick our winner.

You have one week to submit. The winner will be announced here on December 1st.

Good luck!