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Lichtspiele and cinematic typography

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Lichtspiele is a celebration of early cinema through typography. Graphic designer and typographer Stefan Huebsch printed a newspaper to showcase his headline font of the same name, inspired by vintage film lettering.

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He used newsprint to evoke 1920s movie programmes and recall "a time when neon lights and marquee letters decorated cinema facades".

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It was only fitting to pay tribute to the big screen with a big digital broadsheet. Huebsch made the most of its oversize pages by turning the centre spread into a double-sided poster for his mock film, Retropolis: A Typographic Journey.

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"It was a nice experience, unpacking the box of newspapers," Huebsch says. "The smell of paper and print brings you back to a time when ‘digital’ was something from a sci-fi film."

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Head over to Huebsch's website to see more of his work and keep up with him on Twitter.

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