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The True Story of Megaverb

Contributed by Rob Stenson on May 3rd, 2019. Artwork published in
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    The True Story of Megaverb 1
    Source: https://vimeo.com Goodhertz. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A promotional video for Megaverb, a digital reverb plugin based on “bad” digital reverb sounds from the 1980s and 1990s. Watch the full video here:

    You can read more about the process of the video on goodhertz.co.

    Two of the typeface selections made for the video were inspired directly by posts here on Fonts in Use. The pixellated Motter Tektura (Othmar Motter, 1974) was inspired by the 1985 game Paradroid, and the captions were set in Crillee (Dick Jones, 1980) after some browsing-by-year, which led to the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” closing credits.

    Italics from Computer Modern Serif (Donald Knuth, ca. 1985)
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    Italics from Computer Modern Serif (Donald Knuth, ca. 1985)

    Italics from Computer Modern Serif (Donald Knuth, ca. 1985)
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    Eskapade Fraktur (Alisa Nowak, 2012)

    Italics from Computer Modern Serif (Donald Knuth, ca. 1985)
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    Forma DJR (David Jonathan Ross, 2016; originally by Nebiolo, 1968) in all caps, with outline effects and the alternate forms for G and R (not pictured in this image).

    Italics from Computer Modern Serif (Donald Knuth, ca. 1985)
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    Rage Italic (Ron Zwingelberg, 1984) in pink. Captions throughout the video are set in Crillee (1980).

    Italics from Computer Modern Serif (Donald Knuth, ca. 1985)
    Source: https://vimeo.com Goodhertz. License: All Rights Reserved.

    More Rage Italic, mixed with Senator (Zuzana Licko, 1988).

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    • Motter Tektura
    • Crillee
    • Rage Italic
    • Forma
    • Senator
    • Eskapade Fraktur
    • Computer Modern

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    1 Comment on “The True Story of Megaverb

    1. May 3rd, 2019  7:57 pm

      Finally some dedication! Emigre/Neville Brody era work has rarely been referenced in spite of all the recent 80s/90s nostalgia. It’s about time!

      Senator is almost forgotten. And where the heck did all the Bank Gothic go?!

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