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Magnavox Odyssey game console, logo, packaging

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Dec 15th, 2016. Artwork published in
September 1972
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    odyssey.jpg
    Source: https://killscreen.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    “The Magnavox Odyssey is the first commercial home video game console. It was developed by a small team led by Ralph H. Baer at Sanders Associates and released by Magnavox in the United States in September 1972 and overseas the following year … Magnavox designed the exterior of the machine.” — Wikipedia

    The logo is set in David Moore’s Computer, one of the most popular typefaces of the 1970s for futuristic electronics and science fiction entertainment.

    magnovox-odyssey.jpg
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org Photo by Evan-Amos. License: Public Domain.
    odyssey-badge.jpg
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org Photo by Evan-Amos. Cropped. License: Public Domain.
    1280px-Magnavox-Odyssey-2-Console-Set.jpg
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org Photo by Evan-Amos. License: Public Domain.

    Odyssey², released in 1978.

    DSC_6251_zpsb8a6c2c6.jpg~original
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    This monoline typeface is unidentified. For the most part, it seems to be Computer with all the thick bits trimmed off. Exceptions are unique forms for ‘7’, ‘9’, ‘L’ and ‘W’.

    DSC_6255_zps090bd505.jpg~original
    Source: http://atariage.com Photo by Retro-Z at AtariAge. License: All Rights Reserved.
    DSC_6261_zps828a4a99.jpg~original
    Source: http://atariage.com Photo by Retro-Z at AtariAge. License: All Rights Reserved.
    DSC_6250_zps50662e8d.jpg~original
    Source: http://atariage.com Photo by Retro-Z at AtariAge. License: All Rights Reserved.
    DSC_6278_zpsb9bfa03f.jpg~original
    Source: http://atariage.com Photo by Retro-Z at AtariAge. License: All Rights Reserved.

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