Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I was flipping through the latest Entertainment Weekly and I read an article about some of the big roles Ricky Gervais had turned down over the past couple of years. He had an offer to star in a remake of the Dudley Moore film, Arthur, Gervais responded, ''I said 'no' straight-away. Why would I mess with a perfect comedy? They know people don't watch films that have the wrong font — it's got an '80s font.''
Now, I can picture drunk Dudley, Liza Minelli and butler John Gielgud, but for the life of me, I can't remember what typeface was used. I know it would look dated today.
As my co-worker, writer, Miguel would say, "If only there was some way of instantly finding out information. You know, a collection or network of computers somehow linked together in some web fashion..."
To the library!
Okay, so the reason I couldn't picture what typeface was used is because A) It wasn't really a typical bad "80's" font. and B) They used several different treatments. Seems like consistency wasn't that important back then. Take a look.
By the way the fonts appear to be Bodoni and Franklin Gothic.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
During a summer vacation in Quebec, I found myself taking shots (primarily of "Des Bar Laitier" which are Ice Cream Stands) of typography. The design is beautiful there. Not too commercialized and not too Americanized. Check out more here http://www.flickr.com/photos/9192597@N06/sets/72157607352777526/.