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Cool and Strange Music Magazine, Issue #10

Contributed by Bryson Stohr on Apr 30th, 2022. Artwork published in .
    Cool and Strange Music Magazine, Issue #10
    Source: archive.org License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cool and Strange Music Magazine was published between 1996 and 2003 by Dana Countryman (b. 1954), an electronic music composer, songwriter and performer from Washington. Two issues from 1998 are available in digtized form at the Internet Archive. Shown here is the front cover of the 10th issue (“Dedicated To Unusual Sounds”) of “America’s Wackiest Music Magazine”.

    The number of fonts on this cover is massive and diverse, likely reflecting the nature of the magazine itself, ranging from familiar faces such as Impact and Brush Script to lesser-known ones like Amazone and OPTI Sport Script. “Esquivel” is set in stretched Tiki Type Surf. The name of the publication itself is set in an artificially-italicized Will Robinson. This shareware digitization of Filmotype Maxwell was released by Mike Allard the same year the issue came out.

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    • Will Robinson
    • Amazone
    • Tiki Type Surf
    • Ad Lib
    • Toontime
    • Soopafresh
    • ITC Snap
    • Fanfare
    • Showcard Gothic
    • Impact
    • Brush Script
    • Brody
    • OPTI Sport Script
    • unidentified typeface

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    1 Comment on “Cool and Strange Music Magazine, Issue #10”

    1. The tilted Helvetica is identified as Soopafresh by Claes Kallarsson of fuelfonts type foundry in 1997, and the Toontime from Marty Yawnick in 1994 (possibly inspired by the lettering for the Ren and Stimpy show) is used for the magazine’s tagline.

      Both are shareware fonts as I ever say.

    2. Thank you, Jay. Added.

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