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YOLO

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Typography poster //TYPE+TEXT Festival — invited only

Typography poster //TYPE+TEXT Festival — invited only


2016

YOLO YOLO is an acronym for "You only live once". Similar to Latin "Carpe diem" ("Seize the day"), it implies that one should enjoy life, even if that entails taking risks, as if there would not be another chance for it. The phrase and acronym are both used in youth culture and music, and were both popularized by the 2011 song "The Motto" by rapper Drake. In the early 21st century, the acronym "YOLO" and the phrase, "You only live once" became a staple of music and youth culture. The acronym has been a subject of graffiti, Twitter hashtags, pranks, tattoos, music, television shows, and merchandise. Online media including The Washington Post and The Huffington Post describe YOLO as the "Newest acronym you'll love to hate" and "dumb". The word has been criticized for its use in conjunction with reckless behavior, most notably in a Twitter post by aspiring rapper Ervin McKinness just prior to his death that described driving drunk at 120 mph (193 km/h): "Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #FuckIt YOLO." Source: Wikipedia

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