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April 22, 2008 9:04 PM   Subscribe

Two blogposts from Smashing Magazine: Breathtaking Typographic Posters and Typography in Motion. Some notables: Retro Artist Feature, Linocut Print of London, It's the Outsideness Flavour of It, Zeitgeist, Hier Vorne, 80 of 500 Handdrawn Posters and music video for Ya no sé qué hacer conmigo by Uruguayan band Cuarteto de Nos.
posted by Kattullus (7 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by Kattullus at 9:05 PM on April 22, 2008

A few nice posters here. But once typeography was separated from actual hard type, or the notion that the designer needed to simulate or relate back to hard type, it lost something. Type on a computer is weightless, inconsequential. Illiteracy is growing among graphic designers. There was a time when love of type and design grew out of a love of reading, and a near sacred regard for the written word.

Oh yeah, and, new rule: lay off the big ampersands. Two little words with a huge ampersand between them has been done, done, done.
posted by Faze at 4:41 AM on April 23, 2008

Smashing Magazine always has good stuff, but I get tired of their massive posts. Getting through one can be tiresome.
posted by SirNovember at 6:40 AM on April 23, 2008

*steps off of Faze's lawn*
posted by Richard Daly at 10:03 AM on April 23, 2008

I thought many were lovely, if not necessarily a showcase of type as opposed to general design. I was bothered by the desktop with the period outside the asterisk.
posted by theredpen at 6:34 PM on April 23, 2008

I'm not usually the biggest fan of the "sideways text" gimmick, but I have to say it was really used to good effect here.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:33 PM on April 23, 2008

video for the hit song by abdominal and dj format
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:11 AM on April 29, 2008

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