I added this to my bookmarks bar http://www.posterwire.com/ could be more about typography … but fun nonetheless.
BJ thanks for hooking us up with this link. I added it to my Newsﬁre that same day and promptly wasted too much time reading that night. Today’s news is about “Master Typographer” Ed Benguiat. Who can argue with that statement?! http://www.posterwire.com/archives/2005/04/18/super-type/
A nice collection of movie posters here … http://www.buckbeagle.com/posters/posters.htm link from k10k
>”He designed such typefaces as Avant Garde Gothic and Caslon” That could be be debated, however.
Aha. True, true. Maybe they need a fact checker.
He didn’t design Avant Garde Gothic and Caslon?
Sorry, this is completely oﬀ-topic, but did anyone pick up on the link to the professional retoucher? Go look at the portfolio. It shows you before and after versions of stuﬀ he’s worked on … !!! R
> He didn’t design Avant Garde Gothic and Caslon? It’s misleading the way they put it. He designed ITC Avant Garde Gothic Condensed and ITC Caslon 224. Kind of strange to choose those two since they are not the faces that made him famous as a type designer.
What a great site, thanks bj.
And what two font choices would you say made him famous as a type designer?
ITC Souvenir and ITC Tiﬀany. Other candidates would be ITC Bookman, ITC Korinna, and ITC Benguiat. He did lots of faces for ITC, but those would be among the most popular (though some of them aren’t so popular any more).