Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Fab FOB Fonts

The 1951 Festival of Britain. What's not to like? Here at Mounds and Circles we like it a lot, almost as much as our sister blog. Arguably the high water mark for Modernism in Britain, it offered a 'tonic to the nation' after the austerity of WWII and the rationing of the post-war years.

This illustrates the organizers approach to typography and supergraphics:


Will people talk about the intellectual design and aesthetic rigour of the London 2012 Olympics in the same way in the future? Have a guess?



Wedlock and Mandible


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