anachronism

 

Excellent Documentary Marred By Typographic Anachronisms

The best way to tick off a graphic designer cum typography blogger? Intercut the historical footage from 1963 in the BBC documentary Martin Luther King and the March on Washington with images of fake vintage banners printed in vinyl with friggin’ Arial (released in 1982). Last night I was thoroughly enjoying the documentary until the [...]

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Ghost Typeface In ProSieben Television Movie Der Seewolf

Verena Gerlach obviously was paying attention while watching the trailer to the ProSieben television movie in two parts “Der Seewolf”, an adaptation of Jack London’s 1904 novel. She noticed a glaring anachronism in the lettering on the schooner “Ghost”.

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1973 Newspapers Predict Future of Type in Dexter

One of the most entertaining continuing series about typography on the interwebs is Mark Simonson’s Typecasting: The Use (and Misuse) of Period Typography in Movies. Originally a single overview of typographical anachronisms in movies, it spawned the follow up series Son of Typecasting. What Mark does is research the use of period typography in movies [...]

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