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Poseidon magazine poster (1977) and covers (1978–1983)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 31st, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1977
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    Poseidon magazine poster (1977) and covers (1978–1983) 1
    Source: www.ebay.de last.minute_2007. License: All Rights Reserved.

    All-lowercase Motter Ombra, with initial and final letters that were hyper-extended to form a frame around the four featured photographs, for a poster advertising Poseidon.

    First issued under this name in 1962, Poseidon was a magazine about all things maritime. In addition to sailing, diving, underwater photography or sealife, this also included naval ships. After all, it was published by the Militärverlag der DDR, the military publishing house of the GDR.

    The logo on the magazine itself never used Motter Ombra. In 1978, shortly after this poster was made, a new design featuring Antique Olive was introduced. For more facts and images, see poseidon-archiv.de, a dedicated website maintained by Marko Wargulski.

    Poseidon magazine poster (1977) and covers (1978–1983) 2
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    Cover of Poseidon No. 202 from 1979, ft.  for logo and number. The small text is in .
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    Cover of Poseidon No. 202 from 1979, ft. Antique Olive for logo and number. The small text is in Monotype Grotesque.

    Five of the six issues from 1979. For some reason, “203” is in  instead of .
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    Five of the six issues from 1979. For some reason, “203” is in Gill Sans instead of Antique Olive.

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    • Monotype Grotesque

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