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Hey people, this is "my" (well not really mine, it's just a vectorization) first font!
I decided to revive this after I saw some sketches of the 'universal alphabet' and discovered the digital versions were just cleaned versions of his wood-type printings... but as they were tests they had small imperfections (like bad curves etc) that when vectorized and look worse when we use them on bigger sizes.
Here's the three wheights I made based on his prints (only the A, full character set on PDF):
Ah! I'm making this inspired by the old Multiple Masters technology so I used the same number of nodes in all characters so they are blendable to make an infinite number of wheights! No numbers yet.
SWISSTED - flyers into international typographic style posters.
Using Berthold Akzidenz-grotesk Medium (not Helvetica).
I'm producing a film that's centered around mid-century modernism, design, and architecture. The subjects of the film are American designers and architects, and the time period is chiefly between the very early 1950s and the mid 1960s. I'd love your opinions and your help in researching period- and genre-appropriate directions to take my onscreen titles. More info inside.
Can anyone suggest a good book about modernism/modesrnist principles in design that also (but not only) takes in consideration typography?
I recently saw the documentary titled, "Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman" and what I found really attracting other then Shulman's fantastic photos was the typeface they used. Unfortunately cameras were forbidden in the theater and I was unable to take a picture. So for those who have seen that documentary, please identify the typeface they used.