there never was a debate - my first comment was obviously a joke because of said topic started by Seripop and the :D , the second comment was just stupid and again abviously a joke and the third one was completely off the wall and if you didn't see that I was joking by then, then... I don't know, get a sense of humor.
Ed fuckin' rules...I love his work. :heart:
For more of the typeface vs. font vs. lettering debate, go here:
(cut n' paste, yo.)
i hope you're joking. that is most definitely not a typeface (as opposed to 'font', which is an inappropriate use of the word. i don't care what the software dudes tell you). that was lettered by hand with a pen. i watched him do it.
warhol's mom did SOME of his lettering. but she was too cranky and far away to do all of it, so nathan gluck learned how to copy her penmanship and did the bulk of it after a couple of months. but it was more fun to let everybody think andy's mom did it. nathan actually turned andy on to silkscreening, and also did most of his drawings after a while. he also did ALL of the rubberstamping work.
andy ran a design studio in the 1950's. he didn't make art until the early 60's, and even then he emplyed a design studio system, where he took credit for everybody else's work. he was the "art director", and his name went on the bottom line. he also made all the money.
that's how it's done. sorry to disillusion you at all.
good eye. ed learned to do that style on a freelance project for me. the client (mudhoney) wanted that "old jazz cover look" of david stone martin. so i showed ed the guy's work, and showed him easrly warhol. then i hooked him wup with nathan gluck (who was andy's staff designer back in the 1950's) and nathan showed how it was done properly. ed then went out and nailed the style perfectly. the result was the "piece of cake" cover for mudhoney.
within 2 years he was early healthy six figures as an illustrator. amazing guy, ol' ed is.