Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Book Of a Zillion Typefaces: "Come Out!" Copyright Circa 1971

I recently watched the documentary Helveticawhich discusses the beauty and simplicty of the most popular font used across the globe.  I personally love fonts and and the processes of designing them.  I'm also deeply interested in how they  can set a tone for something before you even read it .  While collecting some vintage children's albums for Wolfgang's bedroom I came across this kooky non-denominational sing-a-long record that came with what appears to be an instructional manual.  This booklet would give typeface designers a heart attack because it is loaded with EVERY type of font that was popular during the 60's and 70's.  Good or bad? Or just a poorly designed record hoping to grab anyones attention with its Smörgåsbord of typeface.

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