Papyrus seems to be a bit overused (shock). Papyrus also seems to be used not so appropriately in many occasions (even bigger shock). These are just two of the reasons it became the first Taboo Typeface on the podcast, back in 2005.
However, when we visited Nashville last year, Mad Phil was telling me that he enjoyed taking photos of all of the places he sees Papyrus, sharing that his feelings of hate towards this font run much deeper then my own. Since then, I’ve found some particularly nice samples where it is cut-out, or drop shadowed, where even I couldn’t resist taking a photo and sending them his way. Thankfully, Mad Phil has started a Flickr group dedicated to the typeface so the enjoyment can be shared by all of those who share the displeasure of seeing this font overtake all of the others in its path.
This week we discuss at lenth the Chicago International Poster Biennial (hereby pronounced “bee-ennial”), which eventually turns into a bunch of whining about rock posters again. We welcome Superstar Designer Drew Davies to the show for the first time ever since the last show and rock it out. Not discussed: neon signs. Peace.
Thousands, perhaps millions of posters will be entered and only 100 will win, so we at 36 Point wanted to showcase as many of the entries as possible to help celebrate poster designers around the world. This gallery is built to house those.tif files that are required of the entry process, so once you send yours off, load them up!
If you don’t have a Flickr account and hate free things that are awesome, post a link to your entry (jpegs please) in our comments and we’ll see that it gets added to the group. Please be sure when adding images to our group, to set their permissions to “public.”
Winners will be announced by the CIPB in the Fall of 2008. Good luck!
This week: Music Meets Creativity with special guest — Graphic Design’s DJ — Steve (RDQlus) Gordon.
Rarely do you see the designer today without their iPod (or, if you’re one of those people, your Zune) plugged in, filling the gaps in their creativity with their music. While we spend the first few minutes being a little Radiohead-centric, Steve, Donovan and I eventually discuss the parallels of creation great design to creating great music, what music is great for design and what music can kill a creative mood, and why the Halo 3 soundtrack is actually awesome and Donovan needs to shut up about defunct 80’s rock. Enjoy The Reflex Blue Show Episode 9 with a cold one and your favorite playlist.