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Pioneers of Modern Typography

Published on April 21, 2008

PMT was a Milwaukee-based performance art/rock band from the mid-1980s that incorporated both art and graphic design history and theory into their work. Group members included Frank Ullenberg, Scott Schanke and my former professor and good friend John Luttropp. The group based much of its theoretical approach on an obscure text by Günter Hülzenbuch, a German typographer and philosopher who attempted to fuse the two with his claim that all human knowledge can be viewed as a development and refinement of typography.

Anyway, I recently came across an archive of posters from Milwaukee rock bands from this era that includes some of the PMT material.

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