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DEZCOM »DEZ Boulder« ✻ Cry Freedom (for widescreen displays)

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The title I borrowed from »Cry Freedom«, a 1987 British drama film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. It was written from a screenplay by John Briley based on a pair of books by journalist Donald Woods. The film centers on the real-life events involving black activist Steve Biko and his friend Donald Woods, who initially finds him destructive, and attempts to understand his way of life. Denzel Washington stars as Biko, while actor Kevin Kline portrays Woods. Cry Freedom delves into the ideas of discrimination, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence.


I dedicate this wallpaper to all the brave people in the Middle East and North Africa struggling against suppression.


Typefaces in use:


Chris E. Lozos’ (DEZCOM) striking, »multiple-personality« type family »DEZ Boulder«


DEZ Boulder is a Bold Display Family in Three Personalities: ego, id, and alter.


Dez Boulder works like a character actor, presenting the author’s lines but not with the deadpan delivery of a news reporter. Boulder develops the role, adding meaning through facial expression, gesture, and body language.


The Dez Boulder family of display faces acts in a supporting role to give meaning to message and context to content. It is a very bold face, not understated. Each of its three personalities (and their sub-personalities) have a different timbre to speak the nuance of your message in a bold voice.


Dez Boulder averages more than 800 glyphs per style with uppercase, lowercase, small caps, proportional lining figures, small cap figures, superiors, inferiors, fractions, stylistic sets, alternates, ordinals, case specific punctuation, and more. It has a full range of diacritics and covers all European languages using the Latin script.




Rae Kaiser’s (Outside the Line) hand-drawn Didone »Fondly Yourz«.


Fondly Yourz is a less than serious, hand drawn serif font. This headline font has nice thick and thin lines. Pair it with a san serif font for body copy for a fresh contemporary look.


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Taken on May 2, 2011