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Tinder “Single, Not Sorry” campaign

Contributed by Swiss Typefaces on Sep 26th, 2019. Artwork published in
October 2018
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    Tinder “Single, Not Sorry” campaign 1
    Source: https://www.wk.com © Tinder. License: All Rights Reserved.

    For its first major brand campaign, the famous dating app Tinder commissioned Wieden+Kennedy New-York agency. W+K came with the concept to celebrate Tinder’s single users and the joy of meeting new people while remaining unattached:

    “We had an epiphany when working on this that was right in front of us—why is society always trying to un-Single the single people?" says Laddie Peterson, creative director, Wieden+Kennedy New York. "Being single is’t this purgatory you’re in until you pair up. It’s a really important time and it should be celebrated. I wish I had had someone tell me this when I was a young single woman.”

    They enlisted photographer Ryan McGinley, known for his candid style that captures the energy and fun of young love, to shoot the campaign. White center-aligned statements like “Single does what Single wants.” “Single never has to go home early.” or “Single is a terrible thing to waste.” are surimposed to the pictures. The serif typeface used is Suisse Works, part of the Suisse family and available from Swiss Typefaces.

    The campaign spreads from billboard posters to social media ads and TV commercials. As the app is available worldwide, the campaign comes in different languages depending on geographic areas.

    The Tinder logo and hashtag/tagline use Proxima Nova.

    Tinder “Single, Not Sorry” campaign 2
    Source: https://www.wk.com © Tinder. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Tinder “Single, Not Sorry” campaign 3
    Photo: Swiss Typefaces. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Tinder “Single, Not Sorry” campaign 4
    Source: https://www.horizont.net © Tinder. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Tinder ad on a double decker bus in London.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com © Jordan’s Bus Photography. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Tinder ad on a double decker bus in London.

    Tinder “Single, Not Sorry” campaign 6
    Source: https://www.danstapub.com © Tinder. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Tinder “Single, Not Sorry” campaign 7
    Source: https://www.danstapub.com © Tinder. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Tinder “Single, Not Sorry” campaign 8
    Source: https://www.wk.com © Tinder. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Proxima Nova

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