Thursday, December 31, 2009

Every once in a Blue Moon . . .

"Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own."
(words by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers)

I had to chuckle recently (attending the Emigre "Look Back" opening at Gallery 16) at the presentation and talk of the so-called "legibility wars" in typography in the 1990s (with a name like 'Baskerville,' you were expecting . . . what?) and the upcoming (at the time) full blue moon for this December 31 - with a moniker like 'The Nocturnes,' you were expecting . . . what_2?

Anyway, included here is an announcement sent out (via US Postal Service!) to the 'usual suspects' (circa 1996, in the period between the orginal Nocturnes exhibit - 1991 - and the inaugural launch of The Nocturnes Web site) with proof that the 'legibilty wars' reached as far as the nocturnal lunar surface! (you can CLICK! on images for more 'legibility')


See the third Blog entry below for more about Emigre, and read more about Blue Moons here.

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

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