Thursday, 16 August 2007



was this jobby from

good lord, 19 years ago.

I got around my complete lack of confidence by cutting a couple of letters out of a magazine and sticking another incongrous one in between. The whole cover was quite simple and tasteful. Phill Elliott did the hand separated colours. I never attempted that, and thank goodness I probably won't ever have to now. Much later I tried the cut-out thing again and this time coupled it with the blobby technique (see yesterday) for the Bacchus logo. Actually, the original was a baroque horror, with a pictorial element and a Kleenex smear all thrown into the mix. By the time Evans hacked it down to size and spread it out a bit it was much sweeter. That single cut out letter gives the thing an unearned air of authority.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That mixed-typeface approach was very popular in the 1980s, post-Neville Brody and The Face magazine, so you caught the zeitgeist, as it were.

You may have seen this but re: Caniff and co (and Gasoline Alley), Stripper's Guide has an interesting discussion about the (literally) shrinking importance of the newspaper comic strip in America:

16 August 2007 at 05:38:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

Funny that. I think that's one of the most eye catching covers I've ever seen.

16 August 2007 at 09:46:00 GMT-5  
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16 August 2007 at 15:34:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...


I recall Looking at the logo Ryan Hughes designed for Knockabout (circa 1985) and trying to figure out what was going on, in that the drop shadow didn't match the letter forms. Woodrow Phoenix had to point out to me that the drop-shadow was in a completely different typeface.

interesting times, as you say.

16 August 2007 at 16:15:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

Christopher, Jerome, thanks.

16 August 2007 at 17:56:00 GMT-5  

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