‘With a sense of humor blacker than the clothing that the individual band members wear and a profound distaste and disgust for both humanity and political correctness’ –Roadrunner Records
Type O Negative is a ‘Gothic/Doom’ metal band from Brooklyn. Below, their Halloween in Heaven track, off their Dead Again album. Lead singer Peter Steele died in 2008, the current status of the band is up in the air.
Found via Jessica Jackson
‘The hallmark of Szpajdel’s work is his surprisingly fluid combination of letters with visual elements from art movements such as art deco and art nouveau.’
Found via Robynne Raye
‘Over the 26 years that it was published, U&lc gathered a following of thousands of avid readers that eagerly anticipated each issue. It became the most important typographic publication of its time.’
The 1970s looked like the 1970s because of Herb Lubalin.
And the way he did this was thru Upper & lowercase magazine. Tabloid in size, printed on newsprint, U&lc was read by most of the graphic design industry. Within, the fonts and philosophy of Lubalin’s International Typeface Corporation [ITC] stressed letters that were set ‘close, but not touching’ and . . . aw, hell, let them touch, overlap and be funky.
By the time I was in design school, the look had fallen out of favor – most ITC fonts were actually banned from use in my homework. ITC’s philosophy was to reinterpret the classics, often into something strangely unique, full of its own style – or a lack of style. Like Helvetica.
Been busy since I’ve gotten back from TypeCon 2010, so I’m only now slowly going thru photos.
For the TypeCon afterparty at The International Printing Museum, one of my little design touches was bottles of California Typographic Wine; which came in four varieties: Oldstyle, Transitional, Modern and Sans.