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Dead History

According to the designer, Dead History signals the end of an era of traditionally produced fonts. It personifies a new attitude in type creation marked by the design of hybrid typefaces which are largely the result of the computer's capabilities to function as the perfect assembling tool.

Started by P. Scott Makela while studying in the graduate design program at Cranbrook, the font was originally based on Linotypes's Centennial and Adobe's V.A.G. Rounded. It went through numerous stages of assembly and disassembly before it was licensed to Emigre Fonts in early 1994. There it was finally redrawn from scratch and completed by Zuzana Licko.

Dead History was used by Makela in a variety of award winning graphic design pieces including the Audioafterbirth CD packaging and the 1991-93 MCAD catalog, to name but a few.


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