Posts tagged typography

I had little interest in seeing Contagion but this poster for the movie is pretty intense. Type with some pop!

Beautiful old subway stop signs. Re: REHKAM

Beautiful old subway stop signs. Re: REHKAM

(Second) Type of the Week: My second type of the week makes up for the week I missed. I love type and this video gives us an overdose of characters from the Unicode Consortium.  Jörg Piringer took it upon himself to make this type experiment featuring all of the Unicode characters at 25 frames per second. Be careful it can be quite hypnotizing. Overall, I’m not sure what’s more impressive – that I can stare at this and be entertained, or that it actually takes 33 minutes to watch the whole thing. I highly recommend at least 2 minutes of it! For more info on this, visit Jörg’s write up here.

Type of the Week: Vintage Vogue circa 1929. I’ve always enjoyed Cubism and Art Deco. Although, when one says Art Deco I think Chrysler Building over Miami’s Ocean Drive. That said, my typographic nod this week goes to Eduardo Garcia Benito. His artwork can be seen on many Vogue and Vanity Fair covers from the 1920s. Aside from loving the style I love the way the type is effortlessly worked into the illustration. Would love to walk up to a new stand and pick up a magazine who’s cover and masthead changed monthly with such flair. Nod to Condé Nast’s blog

Type of the Week: This great photo from the 1954 Piccadilly Circus depicting the ‘C’ in Coca-Cola sign as it was under construction is an obvious nod to type greatness. There has been an info-graphic floating around showing all of the iterations of the Pepsi logo over the years compared to the unchanging, still used, original Coke logo. Something to be said about an unchanging, 100 year old logo. All we see is a ‘C’ and we know exactly what brand it belongs to. Kudos to Coke for showing brand restraint in not changing their logo but finding more interesting ways to expand their brand vernacular through their iconic bottle shape, illustrated cans and a host of special product features. Hats off. Via Coca-Cola Conversations.

Type of the Week: This great photo from the 1954 Piccadilly Circus depicting the ‘C’ in Coca-Cola sign as it was under construction is an obvious nod to type greatness. There has been an info-graphic floating around showing all of the iterations of the Pepsi logo over the years compared to the unchanging, still used, original Coke logo. Something to be said about an unchanging, 100 year old logo. All we see is a ‘C’ and we know exactly what brand it belongs to. Kudos to Coke for showing brand restraint in not changing their logo but finding more interesting ways to expand their brand vernacular through their iconic bottle shape, illustrated cans and a host of special product features. Hats off. Via Coca-Cola Conversations.