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Who is Jim Flora?

And, why doesn’t a type foundry make typefaces of his display type?

Jim Flora (January 25, 1914 - July 9, 1998) was an artist. He designed record covers, too. This is one of his 45rpm EP covers that I’ve collected from rummage sales and council shops. [Note: Shown actual size.]

I like his artwork. I like his typography.

You can see his artwork and read about him at Jim Flora. And, for the first person who can correctly cite the author of the following line [Note: See below.] I will send them an Official Jim Flora Estate “Mambo for Cats” printed on a white cotton t-shirt. (Shipping gratis.)

/* Yes, my pants are fancy. */

[Note: How Much Does The Internet Weigh? was an article (from Discover: Science, Technology and the Future) that was to be cited in an Elementary Article about Web Standards but I changed my mind and wrote this instead.]

Sean Fraser posted this on August 9, 2007 06:38 AM.

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