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Ants Never Sleep!!! And other profound thoughts for poster lovers

Photo(s) by “Groove is in the Art”. Imported from Flickr on Nov 6, 2017. Artwork published in
circa 1970
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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Groove is in the Art and tagged with “chwastarttone” and “orplid”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover with typography in Chwast Art Tone and Orplid

    Groove is in the Art:

    Vintage Hallmark booklet featuring small, removable posters. No date or design credit but I’m guessing 1970–1971. Contents have a strong Push Pin vibe. Maybe early work by one of their illustrators?

    The fonts in use were all included in the library of Photo-Lettering, Inc., and shown in their One Line Manual of Styles from 1971. Several of them — Chwast Art Tone, Davison Impacta, Davison Display — were exclusively available from the NYC type house. West Bubble Gum Blockshadow was introduced in the 1969 Alphabet Yearbook.

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Groove is in the Art. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “There’s only one thing wrong with the rat race … The rats are winning!” in Windsor Elongated

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Groove is in the Art. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Never bite the foot that stomps your grapes”. This appears to be a slightly condensed version of Davison Impacta. The counters were either manually added, or available as alternates.

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Groove is in the Art. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “They can’t fire us!!! … Slaves have to be sold.” This poster uses another face by Meyer “Dave” Davison: It is the “A” style from his Davison Display series.

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Groove is in the Art. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “When you’re down and out lift your head & shout… HELP” Set in caps from Aurora Bold Condensed.

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Groove is in the Art. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “It pays to be a nice person … about 9¢ an hour!” in West Bubble Gum Blockshadow

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    Source: https://www.flickr.com Groove is in the Art. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Things Are Never As Bad As They Seem … The’re Worse” in Goudy Heavyface Condensed Swash.

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    • Chwast Art Tone
    • Orplid
    • Windsor
    • Davison Impacta
    • Davison Display
    • Aurora-Grotesk
    • West Bubble Gum
    • Goudy Heavyface

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