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September 15, 2010 3:15 PM   Subscribe

It's 1962, and for a few glorious months the world stands still and looks (down, down, down) to Atlantis for the World's Fair. Perhaps you also missed the 1924 El Dorado World's Fair? And of course reserve your tickets today for the 2040 Moon World's Fair. (Experiments in Typography on the Web, via Waxy Links.)
posted by MimeticHaHa (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, Typekit, you make things so fancy, and without flash*!

*NOTE: some Ajax required

Swanky designs, too band there wasn't more material behind it. It seems they could put together a pretty fun bit of kit and make it more than 3 pages of distinctly different designs. It reminds me of some fun design bits from The Happy Mutant Handbook, which I've thought of transferring to a digital format for over about 15 years now (crikey!), but I feel like a slacker who couldn't do the design justice, and now I feel like a slacker.

All the same, thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 3:29 PM on September 15, 2010


The Atlantis page was brilliant.
posted by desjardins at 3:42 PM on September 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Atlantis page looks really nice, but totally pings my Pedant-O-Meter -- "Leagues are a measure of distance, not depth!!! 20,000 leagues down goes through the center of Earth and out past geosynchronous orbit on the other side!!!"
posted by chimaera at 4:30 PM on September 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


"Did you know: The national bird of Atlantis is the Sting Ray?"
posted by cyphill at 4:31 PM on September 15, 2010


I wasn't around for the 1924 El Dorado, and missed the 1962 Atlantis fair also. Where can I send my check for a reservation for Moon 2040?
/Gullible
posted by Cranberry at 4:36 PM on September 15, 2010


The Atlantis one is the only piece that's anything more than a pretty poster. Not that pretty posters are a bad thing, I guess. That said, Atlantis 1962 was fun!
posted by epersonae at 4:49 PM on September 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Use of Typekit is FTW
posted by asfuller at 4:59 PM on September 15, 2010


The 1924 Eldorado was one hell of a car, I tell you what.

These are super fun, moreso because I was just watching old World's Fair films to get myself hyped up for next week's super-crazy Maker Faire.
posted by phooky at 5:46 PM on September 15, 2010


Apparently Atlanteans are quite fond of the Seattle Space Needle.
posted by jellywerker at 8:46 PM on September 15, 2010


Which was the pinnacle of the 1962 worlds fair in Seattle and had somewhat of a water theme; including a lovely lady water-skiing behind Roy Rogers and Silver!
posted by sammyo at 9:20 PM on September 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Did you know Atlantis shares a telephone exchange with Joplin Missouri?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 9:32 PM on September 15, 2010


Chimaera: You and Kelsey Grammar have the same pet peeve.
posted by Naberius at 7:08 AM on September 16, 2010


Did you know Atlantis shares a telephone exchange with Joplin Missouri?

Actually, it's Springfield. Frank Chimero, the designer, lives in my old loft, and is one of the most talented young designers around.
posted by bjork24 at 9:32 AM on September 16, 2010


Its nice to see some design-(somewhat-)for fun here again. Used to be what attracted me here in the first place, lo many years ago.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:43 PM on September 16, 2010


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