The Year In Pictures… In Type
This little gem was unearthed on Googlebooks by fellow Typophile, FontFeed reader and Facebook friend Simon Robertson. He found this cover for Life magazine dating from December 29, 1972. The special double-sized issue gives an overview of the year 1972 in pictures. Strangely enough though, the cover shows no photos at all. Instead it lists all the events chronicled in the issue in a variety of different typefaces.
Such documents are valuable reference material that tell us what typefaces were popular in certain periods of time, and this cover reveals the "hot faces" of the early seventies. Of course I couldn't resist when Simon – indirectly – challenged me in his Facebook status message.
Great cover – the year in pictures, yet none used for the cover! Typefreaks, can you name all the typefaces? I can't :-)
Brace yourselves, here they are. Please be aware that specific characters may differ from the currently available digitised versions, like for example the alternate capital "A" in Memphis. The big white headline is set in Futura Display; the orange type in the background (in alphabetical order):
AuroraBeton & Beton Condensed (check the very peculiar Bold weight)CaslonSomething similar to ITC Century, but obviously predating it by ten yearsCheltenham (outlined)ClarendonCooper BlackDidotEurostile/MicrogrammaFolio (I don't think it's Helvetica, although the light italic R doesn't match) & Folio CondensedFuturaGaramont AmsterdamGoudy Old StyleKabel (the original, not the ITC version)Melior (I'm not entirely sure; definitely a Hermann Zapf design)MemphisNews Gothic/Trade GothicPeignotStymieTimesWindsor
Do you see a typeface that I missed, or do you think I misidentified one? Let me know in the comments.
In related news – fans of magazine covers should head over to the NMCA website I recently discovered through the Grafik magazine fan page on Facebook.
The Nation Magazine Cover Archive is a non-commercial "hobbysite" devoted to helping keep inspirational magazine design alive. These are strange days for editorial designers with homogenisation and closure of many well known (and loved) titles and independent publishers emerging to fill the gaps. Just don't forget to vote with your feet! Support quality magazines. Don't let them die.
游客ReviewFS Emeric字体：一款令人愉悦的新字体font article没看看有这款字体啊
我在这儿Review网页设计中的艺术字体设计与排版（1）font article很好 值得学习
游客Review免费商用中文字体有哪些？font article新蒂字体 授权使用： 无需备案免费使用的情况： 在个人电脑上安装、打印个人文档、个人网站、博客、微博配图 需要备案免费使用的情况： 设计有可能商用的稿件（在商用时购买商业授权）、用于免费提供给他人的印刷品（印量在500份以内，且无需获得印刷品行政许可）的情况、用作没有品牌冠名的公益广告、用作完全免费（不能含有收费项目）的软件及网络服务。 需要购买个人授权的情况： 个人网店的装饰、个体商...