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Subject: Re: Date that type! Type that date!
From: "Kristin.Dooley" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 3 May 2006 15:06:26 -0500

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Exocet needs to be in there for one of those years. To me it seems stuck
in that 80s sort of period. 

Also there was a period in the late 80s early 90s when every ad seemed
to set in Future Extrabold Condensed (display) and Century Old Style
with everything kerned so tight the sun would not shine!


-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion of Type and Typographic Design
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Brady
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 2:58 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Date that type! Type that date!

Hey folks,

My colleague is working on a journal article about the 40-year  
history of our department. The article has about 12 or 15 paragraphs  
that briefly summarize the noteworthy events of a given year. Each  
para begins with a date--1965, 1972, 1988, etc.--and she came up with  
the clever idea of using a typeface that reflects or exemplifies that  
particular year. I contributed a few, but now we're stumped. Can any  
of you suggest a font that embodies or is tied to a given year (i.e.,  
not the year it was introduced, say, but something that it is  
associated with, such as Hobo for the 60s or 70s, etc.).

Here's where she is right now:

1966 - Avant Garde
1970 - Hobo
1972 - Peignot

  [the rest are in flux]

1977 -
1985 - Benguiat
1992 -
1993 -
1996 -
1998 -
2000 -
2002 -
2004 -

Can you recommend any? I suggested some grungy things for the 90s-- 
Eroxion, for example, and Libre SemiSans for a hybrid look.


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Michael Brady

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