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Inventing the Modern World

Contributed by Chris Purcell on Dec 2nd, 2012. Artwork published in .
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    Inventing the Modern World, by J Busch and C Futter, a catalog for an exhibition of artifacts from World’s Fairs. The light version of Stag isn’t seen as often as bolder weights.

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    2 Comments on “Inventing the Modern World

    1. Dec 2nd, 2012  6:37 pm

      Thanks to Fonts in Use for getting all the extra images! It’s a beautiful catalog.

      The exhibit was put together over a period of years by the catalog’s authors, Catherine Futter and Jason Busch. Catherine is at the Nelson-Atkins Museum here in Kansas City and Jason’s at the Carnegie in Pittsburgh. The show is in Pittsburgh now, then will go to New Orleans and finally Charlotte. Check out the Carnegie museum’s website for more info — and try to see the exhibit!

    2. Dec 2nd, 2012  6:39 pm

      PS — The body copy is set in Relato, by Eduardo Manso.

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