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    Trippy Typography

    "The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills."
    ~William Arthur Ward

    Two Fillmore concert posters from 1966-67 from artist Wes Wilson.

    Hand-drawn psychedelic art from The Art of the Fillmore: The Poster Series 1966-1971 (Lemke). The collection is described on the jacket as an "intoxicating compendium of the funkiest posters of this century." The historical musical content is magical, true, but the typography.... I especially like the use of negative space to make the block letters. There's a Showcase of Clever Negative Space at Web Design Ledger.

    Much of the typography was intentionally chaotic, indecipherable and of course drug-inspired. It is based on 1900's Viennese Secession posters and lettering by Alfred Roller. Roller-influenced fonts include the "psychedelic alphabets" Viatge Quimic & Kool Aid Acid Text, Leslie Cabarga's Love Solid, Keith Bates' Wes Wilson and Jeff Bortniker's Psychedelic Fillmore West.

    Great source material for drawing practice, don't you think? More ideas for improving your line work at Retro | Vintage Drawing Practice #4 and Line Practice.

    Font designer Lauren Thompson of Nymphfont announced the totally playful Jolly, a san sarif font with crisp, clean lines that seem to bounce in front of your eyes. Enjoy!

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    Love, Love, Love the 60's lettering! So darn creative and distinctive. Hugs, Terri xoxo

    03.24.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri@PringleHill

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