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Popeye magazine No. 880, “Summer Reading 2020”, August 2020

Contributed by Frode Helland (Monokrom Skriftforlag) on Feb 8th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa August 2020
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    Popeye magazine No. 880, “Summer Reading 2020”, August 2020 1
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    The talented Tokyo-based design studio Shiroi Rittai is responsible for the art direction of the Japanese long-running men’s fashion magazine Popeye. The “Summer Reading 2020” issue (No. 880) features Nina Stössinger’s Nordvest in capital letters, a setting for which Nina intentionally omitted the usual automatic tracking.

    The Popeye masthead, named after the cartoon character, appears to be custom lettering – a refined take on the original logo from 1976. It has some similarities with Frankfurter Highlight, but with the highlights located north-east. The Japanese fonts as well as the geometric sans serif are yet unidentified [edit: see comments].

    Popeye magazine No. 880, “Summer Reading 2020”, August 2020 2
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    Popeye magazine No. 880, “Summer Reading 2020”, August 2020 3
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    “Summer Reading Times” uses .
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    “Summer Reading Times” uses Adriane Swash.

    Popeye magazine No. 880, “Summer Reading 2020”, August 2020 5
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    Popeye magazine No. 880, “Summer Reading 2020”, August 2020 6
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    Typefaces

    • Nordvest
    • Tazugane Gothic
    • Gothic Shingana
    • Reimin
    • Gilroy
    • Adriane Swash

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    1 Comment on “Popeye magazine No. 880, “Summer Reading 2020”, August 2020”

    1. Our esteemed colleague Akira Yoshino of Typecache kindly provided IDs of the missing typefaces.

      In the first image, “Magazine for City Boys” is set in Gilroy, except for the M and the second y. “ISSUE 880 2020 AUGUST ¥860” is in Gilroy, too. The Japanese words are set in Tazugane Gothic.

      The Japanese typeface on the third image is the EII weight of Gothic Shingana (ゴシック新がな) from Morisawa. It was originally published by Ryobi.

      The Japanese serif typeface on the fourth image is Reimin. The Japanese sans serif again is Tazugane Gothic.

      どうもありがとう、アキラ!

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