Just found this mega-graphic-designy music video by Ben Reed for The Wave Picture's track Sweetheart. It's a pure celebration of the visual & typographic ephemera of the archival printed page. Archive, archive and more archive. Type specimens, kids books, educational periodicals, random crazy stuff....

While I've explored this aesthetic a lot over the years, most closely through my Dinnick & Howells' "Juxtapose Cards" (see bottom) this video takes it to another level. The sheer amount of research to uncover all these images is an impressive feat.  Each moment in the song's lyrics is supported by multiple visual & typographic "samples" and this happens again and again, without any reuse of previous images. If I were to count (virtually impossible as it all rushes past to quickly) I would estimate we're approaching 1000 images here! I hope you had some interns helping out on this one Ben! You can watch the full video here:

And here are some of my Dinnick & Howells "Juxtapose Cards" from 2004 (pretty close eh!). Card meanings (from top): "Miss You", Ho Ho Ho (Christmas card), Sweet Heart (Valentines Day card), Tanks/Thanks a Lot (thank you card).