one earworm I don’t mind

A little vintage typography pr0n from a set on Flickr: Typography of The Electric Company:

Not only was The Electric Company a hugely successful show aimed at improving kid’s reading skills, with a stellar cast including Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, and Rita Moreno, psychedelic early video effects, and funky music, but it was a program in love with letters. Every episode was filled with various type and lettering, and I believe it planted a seed in my mind that would flourish years later as a love of lettering and found typography. Enjoy!

Too true. Unfortunately like so many things in that era, it truly was a thing of the 70s and really didn’t seem like something that was simple enough to grow and evolve with the times. Doesn’t stop me from humming the theme song or some of the other songs from time to time. 🙂

[seen on kottke.org]

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2 Responses

  1. William Mize says:

    God, I loved that show. Between it and ZOOM it’s a close call as to which I love the most.

  2. Fredo says:

    “Electric Company” = teh awesoem!

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