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Our Time is Now: Notes from the High School Underground (Bantam)

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Sep 24th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Our Time is Now: Notes from the High School Underground (Bantam) 1
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Image: Sean Flannagan. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Published in 1970, Our Time is a collection of writings from high school student published underground newspapers from the late sixties. — Anthony Buccino

    There were a bunch of these high school underground free press digests published in the ’70s ✊ My high school didn’t have a newspaper so we made zines 👊— Sean Flannagan

    The fonts on this paperback cover of Our Time is Now were very fresh at the time, released within a few months of this Bantam edition. The title type epitomizes the Burko / Bauhaus / Blippo style that really took off in the early 1970s, but this particular typeface is much heavier than most, with a deep shadow. The name is Papirtis Pink Mouse by Charles Papirtis, first shown by Photo-Lettering, Inc. in their 1970 catalog, Art Deco. (Unfortunately, the ‘N’ is cruelly stretched to get some extra height.) The small type is Bauhaus Geometric, precursor to the much more common ITC Bauhaus.

    Five styles of Papirtis Pink Mouse (then unnamed) in Photo-Lettering’s Art Deco catalog, 1970.
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    Five styles of Papirtis Pink Mouse (then unnamed) in Photo-Lettering’s Art Deco catalog, 1970.

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    • Bauhaus Geometric

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