Sunday, April 19, 2009

Makes me think of . . .

When I saw this week's New York Times Magazine cover I was struck by two things.

The first was that the drawing was made out of bodies. Credited to Moses Pendleton's Momix dance troupe it reminds me of the contortions the dance troupe Pilobus used to do. Not that interesting, in my opinion -- but I like the white space.

The second thought was I haven't seen the typeface Windsor used for a long, long time. And it, to me, really brings back the feeling of ecology urges and Earth Day. A real early 1970's feeling. Windsor -- though in upper and lower case -- was used for the cover type on the "Last Whole Earth Catalog."

So, good choice for this "Green" issue!


Mark Simonson said...

I predict a big comeback for Windsor in 2010. You'll see it everywhere. All the hip magazines will be using it. That and Souvenir.

David Steinlicht said...


Well, if you're right, then I predict that there will be a big Windsor backlash in 2011. There will be "I Hate Windsor" T-shirts, will be popular. And the Wall Street Journal will do a story on people who dislike the face.

Souvenir, however, will continue to be used and loved until at least 2020.


Mark Simonson said...

Did you know that Windsor is Ed Benguiat's all time favorite typeface? Who'd have guessed?