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Sex Beast Tears Off Victim’s False Arm

May 25, 2010

One of my favourite headlines, this. Oh boy, what were they thinking? In the happy-go-lucky spirit of the haphazard shop signage that dominates most Hackney high streets, I decided to present this particular headline in a well and truly mashed-up hybrid font. Taking a fairly extreme approach more akin to P Scott Makela’s Dead History, than Otl Aicher’s Rotis, I used over 40 individual fonts and 20 different colours to create an appropriately Frankensteinish feel. Mmm. Below are some experiments with Illustrator’s Blend tool. So if Clarendon and Cooper Black ever have babies, we now have forewarning of how hideous they would be…

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  1. May 28, 2010 9:59 pm

    Haha I am actually the first comment to this incredible post?!

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