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Wes Anderson Has A Font…Do You?

March 7, 2009

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it was an epic round of aimless surfing that turned up this super fascinating bit of trivia on Wes Anderson’s persistent use of the FUTURA font.  and that led us to thinking, “shit man, what is our font?”  how could we not have made this crucial desicion yet?  so we’re saving up our pennies to get a super-rad sans serif.  in the meantime, check fontfont for a real bargrain: free downloads!

the extended meditation on design reminded us of WAVE BOOKS and how much we really love their simple, lovely covers.  a few weeks back we stumbled upon a post which addresses this phenomenon directly.  monica fambrough of wave spills the beans,

“Wave Books has stated design parameters that we don’t allow representational imagery on our covers: no pictures, drawings of people, animals, etc. We ask our designers to find design solutions that involve creative uses of color and text.”

some of our favorite designs from the wave catalogue include:

dorthea lasky’s AWE

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dara wier’s REMNANTS OF HANNAH

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richard meier’s SHELLY GAVE JANE A GUITAR

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joshua beckman’s SHAKE

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