No Word for “Winter”

Posted in Fortune Magazine by DCroy on 24 November 2008

 

Forty Hours from New York

Forty Hours from New York

 

Simply beautiful typography. Some odd choices in the “Bermuda,” with the bowl of the R lower than the B’s, a double wide M, and that low A cross, but that’s nitpicking. More on the Munson Steamship Line, with lots of ephemera, here.

There’s something nice about the pen artifacts, too – the analog warmth of imperfection, maybe. I’ve not liked the digital version of the New Yorker typeface for this reason. It’s too sharp and straight; this kind of perfection hasn’t helped it any. I don’t think it’d help this, either.

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