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TYPEFACE: Font design based on actual faces

‘TYPEFACE is a piece of custom software that translates facial dimensions into generative type design.’

By CIID student Mary Huang. Check out this detailed article at PSFK.

‘The Geeks Were Right’

The Geeks Were Right by The Faint.


‘Lakshmi Menon, Jacquelyn Jablonski, and Kori Richardson go straight for the AquaNet in this acid-washed, studded leather ode to the 80s cult film Heavy Metal Parking Lot.’

Directed by Stephen Smith, creative direction and styling by Yuki James.

Alphabet Pony by The Kills. Editorial shots in V magazine, available March 5.

Max today

In 2007, Max Headroom came out of retirement to advertise digital tv (above).

Here’s a couple of the shorter spots:

Max Headroom: Predicting the future

‘You’re looking at the future  . . .  people translated as data’

The visionary Max Headroom series premiered on American television March, 1987.

It was just weird enough to not last too long on network TV. It did make some predictions about the future  . . . [Read more →]

Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future

Part 1

George Stone, Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton went on to create 1980s icon Max Headroom – performed by (oft underrated actor/comedian) Matt Frewer.

This is the original British-made cyberpunk television movie, Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future (1985). In a world dominated by corporate-run television empires, reporter Edison Carter develops a digital alter-ego.

Wow, I sounded just like TV Guide.

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Friday Night Videos, recreated

NBC was cool once.

In the 1980s, not everyone had MTV. Our (small) cable company didn’t.

The only broadcast alternative for music videos was NBC’s Friday Night Videos, which aired after Johnny Carson.

Above, the Emmy-winning title graphics by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton (more on them in a post tomorrow).

And here’s most of the videos from the above show (minus Prince and Morris Day; not readily embeddable). With some vintage closing credits and more at the end  . . . .


Procrastination by Johnny Kelly.

The Crystal Method’s Falling Hard, feat. Meiko

New single. Available here.

Hold Me

The work of Hyunju Kim.

Typosexual mohawk

Oded Ezer gave a talk last Friday at the London College of Communication. He sported a ‘humble homage to the British 70-80s Punk movement: the Typo-mohawk.’

More photos here.

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