Thursday, June 26, 2008

Your dad was a damn drunk

Tech nostalgia. I don't like these ads, but I like the real-looking edges of the photos with the dates. And the simulated uncorrected fading colors of old snapshots. The headline type and the white background of the ad are also given the faded look. Click on the image to get a closer view.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Type quiz

From the hallway signage in Town Square in downtown St. Paul. This is really great because there's a duplicate of almost every letter in "UBS Plaza" in the rest of the sign. So you can make a thorough comparison.

Question: What two typefaces are used here?

Bonus question: Why are two typefaces used?

Extra-credit question: If inconsistant font usage delighted me on this sign, why does it bug me here?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Bang, bang, bang

All five "Dirty Harry" films are now available in a set. With new prints, new documentaries, new interviews, new commentary, also available on BluRay, blah, blah, blah.

The only one worth seeing is the first movie. Sorry, Clint.