Monday, 10:17am
29 August 2011

Noted #8

Why care about type? Ben Bos, HMV and playbills from the Leeds archive

More links to sites, articles and interviews that grabbed our attention this week.

How to Explain Why Typography Matters’.
‘Many years ago I found it frustrating to justify why typography matters, but today I relish it.’ Thomas Pinney in Communication Arts.

Ben Bos.
A selection of Ben Bos designs from the Dutch memory vault Gehuegen van Nederland. (See also Eye 79.)

Leeds Playbill Archive.
Fantastic collection of letterpress playbill posters from the enormous Leeds archive. Some clicking will reward you with large scans.

Inside HMV.
1960s record store design. Archive photographs of the Oxford Street branch of His Master’s Voice.

29 Letters.
A typography blog that focuses on Arabic typography. (See also Eye 79 review of Typographic Matchmaking in the City.)

More next week: see Noted on the bar to your right.

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