Hobo

Just a quirky typography tale and conundrum.

The Eurovision Song Contest is easily the biggest televisual event of the year in Sweden. The national selection for what song will get to go stretches out over six weeks, with over a third of the population seeing each qualification round and almost half the final. It's an enormous production on a mastodon scale, with artists, dancers, choreographers, set designers and TV producers spending months trying out everything to perfection.

Which is why I was so surprised when one of the performances switched typefaces in less than 24 hours.

ornmnt's picture

A slightly less-groovy Hobo?

I know these look hand drawn, but does anybody know if there were any type precedents for these besides Hobo? For the record, I think first image is from the early 1940s and the second is from the mid 1930s.

Thanks!

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