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royal pains

I thoroughly enjoyed the Downton Abby movie. Set in 1927, the Crawley household goes into a frenzy to make sure everything is absolutely perfect for a visit by King George V and Queen Mary. It reminded me of my own

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uptown girl (& boy)

thoroughly enjoyed the Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden (despite our “nosebleed” seats lol)  I laughed when the Jumbotron screen caught Christie Brinkley in the audience, dancing to “Uptown Girl.” I was reminded of directing a shoot of Christie and

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more typography you can dance to

C+C Music Factory (producer/songwriters David Cole and Robert Clivillés) included contemporary type and graphics (and dance, and fashion) in the video for their 1990 song “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” Were they too concerned about visuals? Controversy erupted

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Posted in 90's, design, typography, video

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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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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Posted in 80's, 90's, magazines, music, video

stars ‘n’ strips

Felix Dennis, British-born publishing tycoon, has died at 67. In 1995, Dennis started Maxim, which, with its formula of undressed celebs, gadgets, & smart-ass humor, launched the international wave of men’s “lad” magazines.

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