Back to the Eighties: a decade filled with bold typefaces goes viral again
This year marks 30 years since the Design Museum opened its door in 1989.
To celebrate the occasion, the weekly Twitter frenzy #Fontsunday was all about those eighties. From Neville Brody and Emigre magazine through iconic American graphic designer, artist and educator Edward Fella and the Japanese maestros of poetic type -Koichi Sato's zen approach to design will melt your heart- the eighties may well have been one of the boldest decades in the typographic realm.
With Stranger Things relaunching a love for all things eighties (and ITCBenguiat) this #FontSunday is filled with memories and electric dreams of type.
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#FontSunday imagine there’s been plenty of I-D magazine - but here’s Malcolm Garrett’s (?) I-D Lady Di cover (issue 5 1981) and then this one from 1985 which is so 80s it hurts @DesignMuseum pic.twitter.com/6jniqXiLaA— murraygm (@grigomcmahon) July 7, 2019
#FontSunday In 1981 Condé Nast announced it was a reviving Vanity Fair, with the legendary Bea Freitler as art director. She produced a dummy issue that would set the style for the relaunched publication, but would sadly die shortly after it’s completion. #eighties @DesignMuseum pic.twitter.com/PCnOAnkwQK— Wayne Ford (@wayneford) July 7, 2019
Home computing in the #eighties was a strange place, but it did start me off on the coding path. At the time, these brands pointed to the future (gazes into the distance, misty-eyed)...@DesignMuseum #FontSunday #80s pic.twitter.com/AJrZDQxHPi— Russ | Easy As OMC (@easyasomc) July 7, 2019