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This is the fastest $20 I’ve ever spent.
How are you going to take one of the best book covers of the last couple years and turn it into the most banal film poster?
Notably, from the screenshots it seems that the in-flight entertainment is public domain (Le Voyage dans la Lune and Merrie Melodies), including the book, À rebours, considered part of the Decadent movement, which may or may not be significant? I ain’t no fancy art feller.
Bizarrely, this is being distributed by AMC Games (yes, the AMC of “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad”), and this is their first game.
Last Spring I got a flyer included with an order from Sacred Bones advertising a “Gathering of the Children”:
Today I got an email from them with the subject line “Uncovering a maniacal cult leader’s lost psych folk gem!,” which got me really excited. But it turns out to be a full album of music from the fictional Jeremiah Sand from Mandy.
It’s even available as an 8-track!
The Children of the New Dawn have also created a website, “last updated September 21, 1999” (the autumnal equinox, I assume?)
Also check out this sweet Boris Vallejo-like painting of Jeremiah Sand from the Bandcamp page:
Leaked Dune trailer 👀 pic.twitter.com/92lOheE2py— Hunter | ⊃∪∩⪽ (@HunterIsDune) August 31, 2020
I couldn’t help but notice how jarring the titles for Showtime’s “Who Is America?” are, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. It’s clearly some condensed extra bold, which are often pretty ungainly, with some exceptions (Futura Bold Codensed, of Nike fame). My first thought was that it might be something like Calibri or Tahoma, some unsightly humanist sans that was even possibly manually stretched.
I Googled around for a screenshot of the titles, and what I found instead was a lot of promotional material that primarily does use Futura Bold Condensed:
(And Arial Bold, unfortunately.)
I can’t help but wonder if the designers behind the titles in the aired show were trying to mimic Futura Bold Condensed, but either weren’t able to or didn’t know they weren’t using the same typeface.
I admit I had to look it up, but the typeface they are using is Abadi Condensed Extra Bold. Why this typeface? After a little more Googling I learned that Abadi is included in several Microsoft products.
What isn’t included in most Microsoft products? Futura Bold Condensed.
One day while watching Arrested Development, I noticed something: The theme song is strikingly similar to the Pac-Man theme.
I had to slow the Pac-Man theme down a bit to match these up, but otherwise:
Update: More at CelineTheFeline