Typeface Aims To Humanize Refugee Crisis
Editing feature replaces the world "refugee" with "human"
“Being a refugee is a temporary status, being a human is permanent. Humans are amazing. A stamp on their passport should not let us believe otherwise,” explains the Common Sans website, a project aimed at humanizing refugees.
Common Sans is a typeface and collaboration between design agency Essen International and nonprofit Solvatten that will replace the word “refugee” with “human.” The editing feature acts as a call-to-action for advocacy and support for the 60 million refugees worldwide. CommonSans is an example of the innovative ways groups of people are mobilizing around important and global issues; designers are utilizing typefaces as a platform mediums to drive awareness for political issues, animal rights and human rights.