I’ve posted about the packaging of Lily-Flame Scented Tins before here. I attempted to find out which font they use. A friend asked for a candle for Christmas so I got her some. I took photos of the lovely packaging.
I just got back from the annual trip I take to Switzerland. Some of my relatives told me about a poster they’d seen in the Canton of Vaud. They said it was for a political party and depicted a woman tied up with three black men standing behind her. I was like WHAT!?!? I was like REALLY?!?!?! I was shocked and appalled. So when we were driving around we all looked out for the poster. I really wanted to see it. My mum found it one evening.
In the daylight. It reads ‘Remain free!’ Is this racist?
Upon seeing the poster the first thing I thought was wow look at that! Its going to command your attention regardless. I wondered if the poster was racist or not. I was hoping it wouldn’t be since I’m half Swiss myself and a racist poster would make me feel ashamed. In my opinion this isn’t a racist poster because I see the three figures in the back as being in silhouette. I don’t know if everyone would agree on this though. The fact that parts of their clothes aren’t in silhouette doesn’t help either. What do you think? I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment.
I thought I better find out about the Young UDC Vaud and see if they have racist policies or not. I typed in the web address on the poster judc-vaud.ch I found this page which talks about their position and features the poster at the end of the article. I put the article into Google Translate. The point of the poster is to dissuade people from wanting to join the European Union. They see the EU as authoritarian. The page reads:
‘Young UDC Vaud refuse these ways of doing things, worthy of another era and defend the interests of the citizens. Switzerland must absolutely protect its sovereignty and keep its independence. Without this, it will have to submit to the wishes of foreign powers … are incompatible with the welfare of its population.’
I think some people think that being anti the EU is a form of racism. However, it is Switzerland’s choice whether or not they want to join.
This poster is also for the Young UDC Vaud.
I thought it would be interesting to find out where they stand politically. Here is their position:
‘To have clear and audible message in favor of defending the interests of Switzerland, its culture, of a population exasperated by an impairment of quality of life and the loss of all its values, the Young SVP Vaud decided make a list for elections to the Council of States.
Candidates for the Council of States undertake to follow a clear political line:
– Ensure freedom of the nation and citizens, too often undermined by the weakness of our vis-à-vis foreign powers and leaders of overloading the tax burden that undermines the middle class and SMEs.
– To oppose the accession of Switzerland to the European Union;
– To fight for lower taxes, charges and fees in order to offer the population greater purchasing power;
– Focus on individual responsibility and private initiative to state handouts and laziness pillow;
– Defending Swiss symbols, victims of a working systematically undermines orchestrated by the movements of the left with the guilty complicity of a soft center obsessed with its own survival on the political spectrum.
– Reject any adaptation of the Swiss national anthem;
– Destruction or severely condemn any act of violence against the national flag;
– Maintain an army worthy of the name that it is effective in budgetary terms as to be able to fulfill its tasks defined in the federal constitution.
– Restoring order in all areas of the company that went adrift following the implementation of various policies of the left.
– Stop the chaos of asylum and migration permitted by Federal Councillor in charge of the file;
– Deport foreign criminals;
– Apply a zero tolerance on crime, antisocial behavior and drug use;
– To struggle for social assistance again become a help to people in need and not a profession.
– Give young people a chance to prove themselves in a political daily withering and flawed, not conducive to change and new blood.
– To promote the re-eligibility rules limiting in some political bodies, in particular legislative;
– Know how to listen to the silent voice (not manipulated by the unions) young people, those who get up in the morning to work.
I also Googled ‘UDC‘ to find out what it stands for. Wikipedia tells me it stands for the Democratic Union of the Centre and is also known as The Swiss People’s Party. It says the UDC is a national conservative and right-wing populist political party in Switzerland. If I lived in Switzerland I wouldn’t vote for them.
This poster is for the Swiss Nationalist Party. It reads ‘SWISS COUNTRY YOUR FUTURE’. Wikipedia tells me The Swiss Nationalist Party ‘is a far-right völkisch political party in Switzerland founded in 2000. It was classified as “extremist” by the Swiss federal police in 2001.’ I’m strongly against far right politics.
Even though I wouldn’t vote for (and don’t endorse) either of these political parties, their posters are eye-catching.
Here is the area in front of the posters.
I love the Create & Cultivate logo. Its very on trend and attractive. Here it is:
Its always harder to find a font when each letter is linked together like this. It could be worse though. When the word is on a patterned background then its really difficult. Its even more annoying when the word is written in white AND on a patterned background.
I used Photoshop to break the word up and put the sample into myfonts.com
Here are the results
I thought number 8 was a really close match. I tried it out at cufonfonts.com
How could I be sure that it is Mission Script though? I decided to upload the sample to the What The Font Forum. They got back to me very quickly.
I was right! It is Mission Script. Thanks Tecnotronic 🙂
Mission Script was created by James T. Edmondson and his friends. How awesome is that? I’d love to make a typeface with my friends. Can’t see that happening though 😦
Description of the typeface.
After watching Katie Holmes play Say Anything With Jimmy Fallon on YouTube, I wanted to know where Katie got her beautiful dress from. I did a quick search and clicked on one of the results. On the side of the page was the following ad.
I thought oooo I really like those fonts and the design in general. At a later point, I reloaded the page and the ad was there again but in a different colour:
I clicked on the ad and immediately fell in love with what I saw, see below. This website design is for a company called Create & Cultivate. I love everything about it from the fonts, to the layout, to the menu and the colour scheme. Beautiful! I am inspired to find out which fonts these are and I will post the results in the future.
So followers, as you know, back in the summer of 2013 I tried to find out which font the NYX cosmetics brand uses in their logo. Out of the blue I was contacted by a graphic designer called Max Franosch. He posted the following comment:
‘I am 99.9% sure their logo is based on my font Linotype Franosch Medium (2002). The stroke width is identical when you place my font over their logo. All they have done is slightly stretch the characters horizontally to create their logo. The C has been flipped to create their N. The Y, they just gotten rid of the circle and extended the stroke downwards.’ Here is the diagram Max sent me which illustrates his comment:
So what do you think followers? Leave your comments below. A big thank you to Max for his contribution!!
Here is what Linotype Franosch Medium (2002) looks like for those of you that would like to know.
The logo on the tracksuit is really cool too. Love the bright colours. I think this design was created by Davo Howarth.