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type a loft

hand-lettered panel truck, nyc

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landscape portrait

photo of hand-stenciled lettering on landscaping van

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special ed

October 27, 1927 is the birthday of typographer Ed Benguiat. Benguiat has crafted over 600 typefaces including Tiffany, Bookman, Panache, Edwardian Script, and the self-titled Benguiat, and Benguiat Gothic. He designed the logotypes for Playboy, the original Planet of the Apes film, and Super Fly. (How

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beneath your station

Beautiful typography on this tile displayed on the uptown platform of the No. 1 train at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station. The tile was uncovered from behind a wall during the recent renovation. It was part of a 1901 exhibition

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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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it’s true

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industrial strength

Is any thing more industrial than condensed san serif caps?

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flip the script


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“luke, I am your…”

Happy Father’s Day! wrong movie, and misquoted, but… dig that iconic 70’s typography!

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“we blew it”

Yesterday was Flag Day. Above, poster from the 1969 movie Easy Rider, when wearing the flag was a sign of rebellion. Nice 60’s typography, though.

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