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Posted: Dec 12, 2020 - 7:46pm



 Proclivities wrote:

 

Interesting. Smarmy, but interesting. Australian, if that explains anything.

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Posted: Dec 1, 2020 - 7:33am



 Proclivities wrote:
Not as much a "bad cover", though a picture of a sickly-looking fawn is pretty confusing given the "content" of the record.  Still, a bizarre idea for a record - doesn't really seem like it would be very much "fun".

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Posted: Dec 1, 2020 - 4:45am

Not as much a "bad cover", though a picture of a sickly-looking fawn is pretty confusing given the "content" of the record.  Still, a bizarre idea for a record - doesn't really seem like it would be very much "fun".

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or not ...
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Posted: Aug 6, 2020 - 5:34am

Some impressive collaborators on this, but still...

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                          some well-painted dogs....
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Posted: Jul 12, 2020 - 2:40pm



 Proclivities wrote:

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
 
Oh - I thought maybe you recognized that swimming pool. 
  The photo is probably just a stock photo or postcard; I figured maybe Tahoe since that was a popular destination in those days and I believe it has large mountains all around it.  I noticed that the photo is reversed - the little sign on the right side says "No Running", but it's backwards.  Maybe it can help someone identify that mountain if they flip the photo.
 
I've been to Tahoe numerous times and I don't remember the mountains being that "peaky".
The San Francisco Peaks by Flagstaff are old volcanoes.  Therefore "peaky".
Of course, I've been wrong a few times so far.

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Posted: Jul 10, 2020 - 9:36am


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
 
Oh - I thought maybe you recognized that swimming pool. 
  The photo is probably just a stock photo or postcard; I figured maybe Tahoe since that was a popular destination in those days and I believe it has large mountains all around it.  I noticed that the photo is reversed - the little sign on the right side says "No Running", but it's backwards.  Maybe it can help someone identify that mountain if they flip the photo.
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Posted: Jul 9, 2020 - 3:41pm



 Proclivities wrote:
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:
The photo and the layout/composition are cool, but the typography is pretty atrocious.  The mixed typefaces are bad enough but the blue type on a mostly-blue background is awful.  I don't know where that is either - there's a large mountain in the background though - maybe Lake Tahoe or someplace around there?

 Flagstaff, Arizona.
 
Thanks. 
Hmm, more info on "The Captain" - "Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers first performed the original Roto-Rooter jingle on WLS in the early 1950s, and the recorded version became one of the longest-running tunes in the history of advertising, featuring Tom Fouts'(Captain Stubby's) bass voice in "Away go Troubles Down the Drain." Shortly before his death at 85 in 2004, he contributed to nostalgic radio spots for Roto-Rooter.
Captain Stubby also sang the 1959 Chicago White Sox fight song, "Let's Go, Go-Go White Sox", and was the voice of Green Giant's Little Sprout."

 

That was just my guess.

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Posted: Jul 8, 2020 - 4:13am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:
The photo and the layout/composition are cool, but the typography is pretty atrocious.  The mixed typefaces are bad enough but the blue type on a mostly-blue background is awful.  I don't know where that is either - there's a large mountain in the background though - maybe Lake Tahoe or someplace around there?

 Flagstaff, Arizona.
 
Thanks. 
Hmm, more info on "The Captain" - "Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers first performed the original Roto-Rooter jingle on WLS in the early 1950s, and the recorded version became one of the longest-running tunes in the history of advertising, featuring Tom Fouts'(Captain Stubby's) bass voice in "Away go Troubles Down the Drain." Shortly before his death at 85 in 2004, he contributed to nostalgic radio spots for Roto-Rooter.
Captain Stubby also sang the 1959 Chicago White Sox fight song, "Let's Go, Go-Go White Sox", and was the voice of Green Giant's Little Sprout."

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Posted: Jul 7, 2020 - 2:09pm



 Proclivities wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:


 

The photo and the layout/composition are cool, but the typography is pretty atrocious.  The mixed typefaces are bad enough but the blue type on a mostly-blue background is awful.  I don't know where that is either - there's a large mountain in the background though - maybe Lake Tahoe or someplace around there?

 Flagstaff, Arizona.


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Posted: Jul 7, 2020 - 1:32pm



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 Proclivities wrote:

 
That's almost an awesome cover. Almost. Check out her right hand. That's some pre-photoshop wonderment right there.

I wonder where this is... I skipped forward a bit to a really bad sample. Not fun at all.

Speaking of not fun, I listened to this podcast the other day, telling the story of the Worst Song Ever Recorded, apparently a big hit in the early internet days.

 

The photo and the layout/composition are cool, but the typography is pretty atrocious.  The mixed typefaces are bad enough but the blue type on a mostly-blue background is awful.  I don't know where that is either - there's a large mountain in the background though - maybe Lake Tahoe or someplace around there?
What I could bear to listen to of it was pretty bad - yes, no fun at all - almost depressing actually.
That other "song" had an interesting story - the podcaster is right about it being too long for one thing.  It's pretty bad as well, but meant to be.
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Posted: Jul 7, 2020 - 1:17pm



 Proclivities wrote:

 
That's almost an awesome cover. Almost. Check out her right hand. That's some pre-photoshop wonderment right there.

I wonder where this is... 

OH but there's a youtube of it.


I skipped forward a bit to a really bad sample. Not fun at all.

Speaking of not fun, I listened to this podcast the other day, telling the story of the Worst Song Ever Recorded, apparently a big hit in the early internet days.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 5:37pm



 Proclivities wrote:
 

My favourite esoteric American insult, "You're a real Harry Truman"
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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 1:22pm



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'd be intrigued to see the playlist. 

 
 
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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 1:05pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 rgio wrote:

Typography in Album Artwork: From Groovy Typefaces to Handwritten Calligraphy

I saw the thread pop up again and thought of this article I read a few weeks ago about fonts and typefaces on album covers over the years.

 

Sort of a fan's take... Agree with Bruno Mars, the rest of her good examples are kind of meh. Overall the by-the-decades trends seem to be valid. 
 
Yeah, whoever designed the Bruno Mars cover was making an obvious nod to Saul Bass - good job on that.  Her other favorites aren't that impressive but also the only "12"-record" period she covered is the 1970s, and that's only from 1975 forward, so she didn't really cover much of the period when designers had to cover a physically larger space with design elements and could get more "expressive" with typefaces and lettering.
*All Benguiat on that Harry Truman LP - I think Whole Foods used that typeface for a while.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 12:51pm



 rgio wrote:

Typography in Album Artwork: From Groovy Typefaces to Handwritten Calligraphy

I saw the thread pop up again and thought of this article I read a few weeks ago about fonts and typefaces on album covers over the years.

 

Sort of a fan's take... Agree with Bruno Mars, the rest of her good examples are kind of meh. Overall the by-the-decades trends seem to be valid. 
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