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ABC 1974 Fall Preview

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jun 26th, 2016. Artwork published in .
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    Psychedelic optical effects, also common in 1970s television.

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    Type with an image fill, à la Bullitt.

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    Can’t ID this one. Not ITC Bauhaus or Burko or Pump.

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    Note strict hanging alignment of ‘T’ stem.

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    That's a pinwheel of ABC logos swirling around this title – a common effect among 1970s TV promos.

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    ABC’s “Movie of the Week” aired in various permutations from 1969 to 1976. The Girl Who Came Gift Wrapped sounds like an awful one, as these made-for-tv-films often were. An IMDB reviewer says it follows a “pretty predictable formula”, but describes the script (written by Susan Silver) as a “romantic comedy with a feminist slant”.

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    ITC Uptight’s double-line construction disolves into stranger lettershapes here. Of course, this is a poor screenshot of a compressed video, but the font’s fine lines probably didn’t fare too well on broadcast TV.

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    This is Chicago (see first image), given an outlined look through coloring.

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    Typefaces

    • Chicago (MN)
    • Gill Sans
    • Gill Kayo
    • Friz Quadrata
    • Peignot
    • Umbra
    • ITC Uptight
    • Kabel Black
    • unidentified typeface

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