Mardi Gras, Masks and Typography

In advance of Fat Tuesday! Here’s a combination of Venice and New Orleans. This is Gabriela Coutinho’s Venice Carnavale 2008. The costumes are wonderful:

And from Irishaikidoka on YouTube: Hermes Wrestling for Pollens Float 18, just this past Friday night:

I’ll have to ask my brother it this was his float.

Here’s an interesting story behind a commissioned  Sri Lankan Mask.

And something we use everyday — not a cover up but maybe a hidden art –  of creating typography. There is an interesting lecture tonight at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, called “The Designing Type: The Work of Matthew Carter. He is a founder of the fonts: Verdana, Georgia, Tahoma and Postoni — ones we may use everyday. Personally, I’m a fan of Verdana.

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