Sunday, 2 March 2008

Tales of a Time Traveller

Now we know. We know where Jonathan Hoefler’s outrageous talent come from: he is in possession of the mythical time machine, constantly travelling with his type DoLorean, collecting the most valuable type treasures from all times and all spaces. The evidences can’t lie, we spotted him on a picture published in the 1957 issue of Caractère Noël.

Caractère Noël — 1957 issue.

Indeed during his last visit Gerard Unger shown a couple issues of the French type and graphic annual Caractère Noël, the gorgeous ‘that’s what we can do’ publication’ published every year by the Compagnie Française d’Édition during the late 50’s and 60’s.

Caractère Noël — 1957 issue.

Caractère Noël — 1957 issue.

Caractère Noël — 1957 issue.

Gerard pointed a very interesting comparison with Caractère Noël older brother and model, the famous –not less gorgeous– English Penrose Annual, maybe (?) not as flamboyant but probably more constructed, deep and ambitious.
Two equally infinite sources of fascination anyway.

Penrose Annual volume 58 — 1965 issue.

Penrose Annual volume 58 — 1965 issue.

Penrose Annual volume 59 — 1966 issue.

15 comments:

claire.qwerty said...

holala la cassdedi a clemence

n'roll said...

"Pas mal d'excoffon il me semble dans ce caractère Noël de 1957"

un commentaire absolument inutile destiner à faire genre.

we miss you
take care
have LOL

clémence said...

bises et courage a toi wounderfoul mathieu. Si iou soun, vairi soun

rAccou said...

less books, more fun-pics!

Mathieu said...

Haha, Gwen agrees with you. Fun is coming, stay tuned.

clémence said...

promesses, promesses

Pauline said...

Where's Type GOssip ? I'm wainting.

Pauline said...

wow my english suck today.

Pauline said...

sucks

Pauline said...

whatever.

claire said...

maat we want a very lol and tacky update on shining reading s'il te plait. gogolove.

clémence said...

la moustache putain

clémence said...

t'es toujours vivant sinon ?

Mathieu said...

J'ai un flickr presque actif je te rappelle !

Pierre Réguer said...

Ah, ouais, c'est ici que ça continue, ce blog, j'attendais bêtement de nouveaux articles dans la page faite pour ça… Chuis con, aussi…