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Sega logo (1976–present)

Contributed by Stephen ColesSource: https://segaretro.org License: All Rights Reserved. The Sega logo used since 1976, in its official color for the Japanese market. Source: https://segaretro.org Image: Scarred Sun. License: All Rights Reserved. Sega logo used from the late 1950s to 1974. Sega was founded by American businessmen Martin Bromley...

Philip K. Dick paperback covers (Panther Science Fiction)

Contributed by Florian HardwigSource: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by  citizen3xx24j. License: All Rights Reserved. Now Wait for Last Year (1975). Cover art by Chris Foss. [More info on ISFDB] Roslyn Gothic arguably saw its most extensive and iconic use on the paperback covers with works by Philip K. Dick as published by Panther...

I ❤️ NY

Contributed by Florian HardwigSource: https://www.moma.org © 2021 NYS Dept. of Economic Development. License: All Rights Reserved. “I ❤️ NY” presentation board, two-line version, 1976, as archived in the MoMA collection. Source: https://www.moma.org © 2021 NYS Dept. of Economic Development. License: All Rights Reserved. “I ❤️ NY” presentation...

Philip K. Dick paperbacks (Panther Science Fiction)

Contributed by Florian HardwigSource: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by  citizen3xx24j. License: All Rights Reserved. Now Wait for Last Year (1975). Cover art by Chris Foss. [More info on ISFDB] Roslyn Gothic arguably saw its most extensive use on the paperback covers with works by Philip K. Dick as published by Panther Books. Designed...

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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,...

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