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The Mystery of the Dune Font

Contributed by Florian Hardwig Source: License: All Rights Reserved. In the six decades since the publication of the original Dune novel in 1965, the science fiction franchise has gone through many different typographic identities. Notable examples include the use of Giorgio for the British paperbacks by NEL (c. 1968)...

Thu Jan 26, 2023 17:47
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie titles

Contributed by Florian Hardwig Source: License: All Rights Reserved. “Rankin/Bass present” is lettering based on Weiß-Initialen Serie II, or Weiss Initials Series II, with the alternate forms for A and E, rendered bolder, with rough contours and a bouncing baseline. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas TV special...

Tue Dec 27, 2022 00:16
The Exorcist movie titles

Contributed by Nick Sherman License: All Rights Reserved. License: All Rights Reserved. License: All Rights Reserved. The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same name. The story focuses on the demonic possession of a young girl and the efforts...

Mon Oct 17, 2022 18:46
Reclaiming the City, Reclaiming Words: Póli Gynaikón – City of Women

Contributed by Maria Paganopoulou Photo: Maria Paganopoulou. Delfys Feminist Archive, Athens. License: All Rights Reserved. Covers of the magazine Póli Ginaikón Marsha Rowe, editor of the groundbreaking feminist magazine Spare Rib, famously recalled: “Suddenly, words were possible.” She was referring to a general climate of liberation...

Thu Oct 6, 2022 21:29
Call for Entries: Finding Forte

Contributed by Fonts In Use Staff Source: Tom Koch. License: All Rights Reserved. The call for entries is now open! Forte in use for a shop sign, spotted by Tom Koch in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Source: Tom Koch. License: All Rights Reserved. Trial No. 2 for Monotype Forte, as sent to and approved by John Dreyfus...

Thu May 12, 2022 18:26
Sega logo (1976–present)

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

Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:22

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