On my way home today I saw a poster announcing the upcoming Blur tour. Seeing it reminded me that, back when they last toured, there was that whole Blur vs Oasis war going on. It was hard to like the foul-mouthed Gallaghers but there’s no question that ‘Wonderwall’ was a great pop tune, and so was Blur’s ‘Song 2’. We often put ourselves in one camp or another. Beatles or Rolling Stones. Ford or Holden. Helvetica or Arial. Oh, and speaking of typefaces … Blur was designed by Neville Brody in 1991, comes in three weights—light, medium and bold—and in 2011 was added to MoMA’s design collection. It bears no resemblance to the band Blur’s logo, which is more akin to Bauhaus.

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