Where ideas come from

According to what I’ve read, the inspiration for this spread came from a six-year-old’s school drawing of a large face with her first printed words in it’s large mouth.

Below is a magazine spread by Bradbury Thompson: A mask made up from the letters Westvaco, the company whose paper products Thompson was helping to promote. It is remarkable for it’s typographic fun. Notwithstanding the directness and style of the typography, the fact that it was designed in 1958 is what I remain dumbfounded by. It’s as fresh as if it had been printed yesterday.

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