Anxious Mo-Fo

An anxious m*********** from Seattle

Flair typefaces of the ’70s

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Back in ought-four, Mark Simonson scanned in several examples of ’70s fonts with lots of extra swashy bits. The image below is a cropped thumbnail of one of them. Click on it and scroll down the page to see more.

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These fonts date from the same decade that brought us at least one pop song about communicating telepathically with UFOs, and it shows.

And this is the result of using a combination of Photoshop and the source image cropped above as a sort of ‘puterized Letraset:

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If I were more perverse and less lazy, I would have added the text “A blog for lovers” below that, similarly swashified. But I didn’t.

Stolen from Jason Kottke.

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Written by JPP

January 31, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Posted in Design, Type

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