Lou Dorfsman and the gastrotypographicalassemblage

I found this post on the I Live Typography blog. A more complete piece is here on the AIGA site.
Both deal with a great piece of typographic art by Lou dorfsman (bio here) that goes by the name of the Gastrotypographicalassemblage. Apparantly this piece was made for the cafetaria in the CBS bulding in the sixties and took six years in the making. He worked with John Alcorn and the great Herb Lubalin, who did brilliant stuff like this:


Footage of this work and a restoration project can be found on flickr here.
It sure looks delicious. I also love the photo's of the "making of" which is actually a restauration process. The big letters look like loafs of bread. The organization that does the noble work is called the center for design study.

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