The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say (via Women You Should Know)
“In 1981,” explains Giordano, “LEGOs were ‘Universal Building Sets’ and that’s exactly what they were…for boys and girls. Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”
"the toy delivers a message to the child"—oh MAN.
Putting on weight I can’t be the only one thinking: Gill Sans Extra Bold Display on left, Gill Kayo (or Gill Sans Ultra Bold) on the right.
Car, July 1977 There’s just something nice about these simple, late 1970s covers.
Great idea, ﬂawed execution Some clever ideas here, but: the cars for the James Dean poster are too new; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was an old ﬁlm from 1947, so why make it newer?; The Big Lebowski’s, Groundhog Day’s and Trainspotting’s typefaces are too new for the era they purport to be in … oh, I give up. Scrolling down, The Fifth Element one is good but so many have glaring errors.
A new look What if we updated all the titles for the previous Alarm für Cobra 11: die Autobahnpolizei actors to match the later style of Erdoğan, Tom and Vinzenz?