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10 Years of Fonts In Use

Contributed by Nick ShermanLicense: All Rights Reserved. Fonts In Use officially launched 10 years ago today, on December 21, 2010. The site, which started as just the Blog before opening up to public contributions in 2012, has grown far beyond our expectations when we first set out to create a platform for documenting and discussing typography...

Ramones presidential seal logo

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: https://sinistersaladmusikal.wordpress.com License: All Rights Reserved. Source: https://i-d.vice.com License: All Rights Reserved. Arturo Vega had the logo tattooed on his back with his own name incorporated and a type style that is less stylized than Tiffany. That variant, like many similar variations seen today,...

Law & Order

Contributed by Nick ShermanLicense: All Rights Reserved. Law & Order is a US television series set in New York City that first aired 30 years ago today, on September 13, 1990, and ran for 20 seasons until its final episode in 2010. Each episode is split into two segments: an investigation by the police (Law) and subsequent prosecution by the district...

The Black Panther: Black Community News Service

Contributed by Stephen ColesWide Elite Victoria (Sample unavailable)Bold Face No. 2 (IBM) (Sample unavailable)Source: https://letterformarchive.org License: All Rights Reserved. The Black Panther, published weekly by the Black Panther Party, shone a light on injustice, educated and organized the Black community, and promoted the party’s platform,...

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: https://www.worthpoint.com License: All Rights Reserved. On July 5th, 1852 (168 years ago today) Frederick Douglass delivered a speech to 500–600 people in the Corinthian Hall of Rochester, New York. The speech, preceded by a reading of the United States Declaration of Independence, was the main attraction in a...

“Incalculable Loss” front page of The New York Times for Memorial Day, 2020

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: https://www.nytimes.com The New York Times. License: All Rights Reserved. The front page of The New York Times for Sunday, May 24th, 2020 – Memorial Day – was a stark wall of type, and only type: a long and somber list of Americans who have lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic. Simone Landon, assistant...

“Sisterhood is Blooming” poster

Contributed by Nick ShermanSource: http://collections.museumca.org License: All Rights Reserved. The “Sisterhood is Blooming / Springtime Will Never Be the Same” poster was originally produced in the early 1970s by the Chicago Women's Graphics Collective, an organization founded 50 years ago this year to provide feminist posters in support of the...

Fairway Market logos

Contributed by Florian HardwigSource: https://nypost.com Christopher Sadowski. License: All Rights Reserved. Dom Bold and Agenda. Fairway Market is a chain of grocery stores in the New York metropolitan area. From Wikipedia: Founded in 1933, it expanded in the New York area in the 21st century, with 15 grocery stores plus 4 liquor stores in...

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