Back in the mid- to late-1980s, I was a member of a graphic design movement I will call “Times + Helvetica.” It’s not really proper to call this a movement, of course, but I will anyway. This movement turned out a lot of logos, ads, posters and magazine pages the chief design effect of which was the cunning mixture of Times and Helvetica. Like this:
The latest example of my own work that uses this technique is the logo I designed for ISN in the mid-1990s, a perverted-by-ISN, badly-kerned version of which you can see here.
This morning in the mail there was a piece from Conservative candidate Darren Peters that rather effectively uses this same technique. Everything old is new again, I guess.
Policies and personalities aside, Darren has established a strong presence in the political graphic design horse race. We’ll have to see what his opponents come up with.