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  • 04.18.17

The Official “Small-Font Playlist”: Honoring Overlooked Festival Acts

Great music sometimes comes in small fonts.

The Official “Small-Font Playlist”: Honoring Overlooked Festival Acts
[Photo: Flickr user Yvonne Esperanza]

It’s the same thing for just about every music festival: When posters displaying the lineups are released, there’s a glaring discrepancy in font size. Headliners sit pretty and XL at the top while everyone else is relegated to a scale where squinting becomes a requirement. And even when there’s egalitarianism among the fonts, by sheer virtue of good design, someone has be last on the list.

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But poster placement and lettering size most certainly are not commensurate with talent. So in honor of those musicians you need a magnifying glass for, here is a playlist comprised of acts from Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Sasquatch, Outside Lands, Glastonbury, Firefly, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Sziget, Governors Ball, and Panorama.

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KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at "Good Morning America" where he was the social media producer.

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