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the eyes have it

optometrists & eyewear logo, long island, ny

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Posted in 80's, neon, signage, typography

a spirited evening

attended Will Eisner’s The Spirit 75th Anniversary Celebration at the SVA theatre Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer, and former publisher and president of DC Comics, Paul Levitz, discussed the legacy of comic artist and longtime SVA faculty member, Will

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Posted in 40's, 80's, comic books, sva

press play(house)

“Pee-wee’s Playhouse”, the 80’s saturday morning kids’ tv show that was not for kids, has been released on Blu-ray. Creator Pal Reubans says the series has never been seen at this quality before. It was originally shot on 35 mm film

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jungle love

attended New York Comic Con in October especially enjoyed the panels celebrating Marvel Comics’ 75th anniversary; plenty of reminiscences from comic artists and writers from the 70’s and 80’s Writer Doug Moench revealed that Ka-Zar, a Tarzan knockoff, was artist Sal Buscema’s favorite

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draw raw

December 1 1950 is the birthday of Gary Panter, “new-wave” cartoonist, illustrator, painter and designer. Gary Panter is well known for his comic Jimbo, his work in Raw magazine, and his set designs for the tv show Pee Wee’s Playhouse

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Posted in 60's, 80's, comics, design, illustration

type Face

Neville Brody (born 1957) is an English graphic designer. He designed The Face magazine (1981–1986), Arena magazine (1987–1990), and record covers (remember those?) for Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode. He is best known for creating and mixing modern type faces

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“grunge” typography

Sept 8 is the birthday of graphic designer David Carson, art director for the music & pop culture magazine Ray Gun (1992) and the surfing magazine Beach Culture (1988). Carson is known for his innovative, fractured (sometimes called “grunge”) typography.

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jet set

Jet, the weekly magazine for African-Americans since 1951, is set to quit printing, and go all digital. Jet is notable for its role in chronicling the Civil Rights movement from its earliest years: “If it isn’t in Jet, it didn’t happen.” Origionally 15

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Posted in 00's, 10's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, magazines

typography you can dance to

Tibor Kalman, and his graphic design firm M & Co, made type dance in this 1988 music video for the Talking Heads song (Nothing But) Flowers From 1990 to 1995, Kalman was the founding editor-in-chief of the Benetton-sponsored Colors magazine

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how it art

Saw comic book artist & writer Howard Chaykin, speak at Special Edition, NYC. He said: comics tell time with space – larger panels are longer periods of time – smaller panels are short bursts of time and: horizontal panels are

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