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November 16, 2008 6:22 PM   Subscribe

Your favorite rock typefaces.

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posted by ardgedee (17 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm sorry, but how can you have a discussion of rock-n-roll typefaces without discussing heavy metal? Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath. If you want a typeface that shouts ROCK!!!, then you should be cribbing it from one of their albums. And let's forget that we have heavy metal to thank for giving the ümlaüt its proper due.
posted by jonp72 at 6:35 PM on November 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


I thought the same thing jonp72.

I know this particular genre of videos are proliferating like horny bunnies, but I still enjoy watching the "typeface" videos.
posted by sir_rubixalot at 6:38 PM on November 16, 2008


And let's forget that we have heavy metal to thank for giving the ümlaüt its proper due.

Fückïn' &Auml!
posted by jonmc at 6:38 PM on November 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Öh shït...
posted by jonmc at 6:39 PM on November 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


This isn't really a discussion of rock-n-roll typefaces, though, it's a collection of (very cool) videos doing neat things with typography. Now, I'm not denying that someone should do a Sabbath song using Sabbath typefaces, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to get up in arms about something that is orthogonal to the actual FPP.
posted by Caduceus at 7:34 PM on November 16, 2008


I'm sorry but these advertisements are so condescending. It's obvious that the ad execs responsible have no clue about why I choose to wear my baby.

Oh, wrong thread. I saw slow-panning, animated text and thought I was in the thread about twitter moms who were Björn to be riled by Motrin ads.

(sorry that was the best babywearing/rock'n'roll/umlaut pun I could come up with.)
posted by scope the lobe at 8:19 PM on November 16, 2008


I'm more up in arms about this: ¨How upsetting is it ¨that you ¨can't put an umlaut over a consonant? Freedom from the ¨tÿ¨rä¨n¨t¨s!!!
posted by nosila at 8:20 PM on November 16, 2008


It's been done much better by Moby & Mylene Farmer.
posted by jeffburdges at 9:12 PM on November 16, 2008


Can't find it online but Prince Sign of the Times was a great video for this I think. All in Times, obviously.
posted by twistedonion at 1:43 AM on November 17, 2008


Your favourite typeface sucks.
posted by Saddo at 4:37 AM on November 17, 2008


Can't say I ever really thought of Helvetica as a rock typeface, but what the hell. Just don't say Arial is one or I'll have to come down there and kick some ass.
posted by Mcable at 5:34 AM on November 17, 2008


One of my favorite examples.
posted by Casuistry at 6:16 AM on November 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also mentioned previously somewhere, but apropos here, Softlights and Vote For Hope.
posted by elfollador at 9:41 AM on November 17, 2008


Rock Band's typography reinvented Herb Lubalin's Avant Garde for me as a lean, rockin' typeface, and shed it's dated 70's pop music history.

I have to say though, that last video was over for me when "throoooooooooooouuuuuuugggghhh" came on the screen. Uggh.
posted by fontophilic at 10:41 AM on November 17, 2008


I went and found the Mountain Goats' Sax Rohmer #1, in order to include it, but Casuistry had the same good taste, but a quicker posting finger.
posted by redsparkler at 11:36 AM on November 17, 2008


Can't say I ever really thought of Helvetica as a rock typeface, but what the hell. Just don't say Arial is one or I'll have to come down there and kick some ass.

I don't know why, but this made me suddenly start thinking about a fictional band called Pants Sans.
posted by davejay at 1:40 PM on November 17, 2008


I really dig El Cuarteto. Thanks for the tip!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:40 PM on November 17, 2008


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