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Colors Can Be Fun

Sometimes we go green on green.

chrislindsay answered your question: Via the Guardian: The underground world of…

who chose the blue graphic on top of the blue background?

David Carson, radical editor of experimental music magazine Ray Gun, lent the font a degree of notoriety in 1994 when he printed an interview with Bryan Ferry in the magazine entirely in the symbols-only font – the double-page   spread was of course, quite illegible and would have to be interpreted   like a cryptogram for those unfamiliar with the font. He said he did it because the   interview was “incredibly boring” and that upon searching his typeface   collection for a suitable font and ending at Zapf Dingbats, decided to   use it with hopes of making the article interesting again.

Not a quibble but he was the art director not the editor. Some years later I got to work with him a bit when I was an editor at Blue which was great. — Michael

David Carson, radical editor of experimental music magazine Ray Gun, lent the font a degree of notoriety in 1994 when he printed an interview with Bryan Ferry in the magazine entirely in the symbols-only font – the double-page spread was of course, quite illegible and would have to be interpreted like a cryptogram for those unfamiliar with the font. He said he did it because the interview was “incredibly boring” and that upon searching his typeface collection for a suitable font and ending at Zapf Dingbats, decided to use it with hopes of making the article interesting again.

Not a quibble but he was the art director not the editor. Some years later I got to work with him a bit when I was an editor at Blue which was great. — Michael