Comic Sans is quite possibly the most hated font by designers, which makes using it in a fun project pretty challenging – even if you're not taking its application too seriously. But this project in support of Cancer Research has seen designers and illustrators looking below Charter on their fonts list for the first time in ages.

It's the 20th anniversary of Comic Sans this year, so organiser Chris Flack – a London-based, New Zealand-born graphic designer for TVC – asked creatives to design an A2 poster based on the font. He received entries from 34 countires and is exhibiting the best entries in east London in late August, with Renee Quigley and Jenny Theolin helping curate the exhibition.

Creatives taking part include the designer of Comic Sans Vincent Connare, his nemesis Ban Comic Sans, Bibliothèque, Build, Bunch Design, Oli Frape, Believe In (poster right), Hey Studio, Purpose, Spin, Sawdust, The Partners and Kiosk.

For more detail see comicsanscancer.com or follow @comicsanscancer on Twitter.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to see more of the Comic Sans for Cancer posters to be exhibited.