Remember When: Seventies Type Nostalgia

Selling type users on certain styles of photo type meant that Photo-Lettering Inc. contrived to make typographic fashions. A big one—a conceit that was big in the early 1970s—was nostalgia, even for things, places, and times that one did not …

Photo-Lettering and the Paste-Up Era

This just in from the folks at House Industries: Fanatical Mechanical: Photo-Lettering and the Paste-Up Era, a new exhibition opening February 6 at Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery (Feb. 6 through March 9, 2012) displays mechanical-era graphic artifacts with their modern …

Today's Obsession: Photo-Lettering

House Industries released a snazzy little twofer this week with its new Photo-Lettering service. As with everything House, it’s charmingly retro right down to the implementation—it feels like buying strips of headlines from the typesetting house and rubbing them down. …