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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?

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Posted: Jul 7, 2020 - 1:32pm



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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. 

 
 
(Helen) Don't Send Your Ash To Town   



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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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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 12:50pm



 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.

 
That's pretty cool, nice graphics. It would be a fun project.  About 900 covers, limited to  Top 25 songs by era.  Hand-written cover lettering is not really as newly popular as she seems to suggest though - pretty much all of the "calligraphy" covers from the 1970s and most of the '80s were handwritten (or hand-lettered), granted they were done by professional calligraphers.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 12:33pm

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Keep in mind, it's a "A Very Special Collection Of Mount St. Helens Volcano Songs", not just your garden variety collection of Mount St. Helens Volcano Songs.
 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 12:27pm



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'd be intrigued to see the playlist. 

 
 
A1 –Michael David - Ode To Harry Truman (Man Of Mount St. Helens)
A2 –Dan Guyll - Give 'Em Hell Harry
A3 –Marjorie Guericke - A Memory Of The Mountain
A4 –The Beaver Trail Boys - We Want Lava
A5 –Cyril Kittelson - Mountain Man
A6 –R. W. Stone - Harry Truman (Your Spirit Lives On)
B1 –Steve Cooper - Ode To Harry Truman
B2 –Willy And The Woodchucks - (Helen) Don't Send Your Ash To Town
B3 –Toutle River Revival - St. Helens Prey
B4 –Mardelle Hodge - Rooftops
B5 –B.J. Trampas - My Woman, My Mountain
B6 –Dave Lutes And Highway Sky - Spirit Of The Mountain

Keep in mind, it's a "A Very Special Collection Of Mount St. Helens Volcano Songs", not just your garden variety collection of Mount St. Helens Volcano Songs.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:55am

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.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:34am

 Proclivities wrote: 
I'd be intrigued to see the playlist. 

 
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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:26am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:
 
From top down, every element on that cover just adds another layer of WTF.

 

Weirdo weirdness.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:25am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:










 


 
Brush with Greatness™!

 
Just great.
Don Drysdale called me one evening. . I met and talked a long time with him. Worked on his house. Got paid. And he signed a few baseballs for me... a week before he died.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:12am



 Proclivities wrote:
 
From top down, every element on that cover just adds another layer of WTF.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2020 - 11:02am

Harry R. Truman, that is.

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Posted: Jun 3, 2020 - 7:39pm



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:





 

It is right up Commander Cody's alley. Jimmy Dean covered it and so did Phil Harris (the voice of Baloo in Jungle Book)

 I came across a single car accident right after it happened one evening in Rancho Mirage sometime around 1975.
My girlfriend, now my wife of 44 years Friday, stopped to see what we could do.
It was a well lubricated Phil Harris. He bumped his head with just a little cut that was bleeding. 
The sheriff showed up quickly and took over.
I'm sure he pegged the breath-a-lizer test.


 
Brush with Greatness™!

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Posted: Jun 3, 2020 - 4:50pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:





 

It is right up Commander Cody's alley. Jimmy Dean covered it and so did Phil Harris (the voice of Baloo in Jungle Book)

 I came across a single car accident right after it happened one evening in Rancho Mirage sometime around 1975.
My girlfriend, now my wife of 44 years Friday, stopped to see what we could do.
It was a well lubricated Phil Harris. He bumped his head with just a little cut that was bleeding. 
The sheriff showed up quickly and took over.
I'm sure he pegged the breath-a-lizer test.


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Posted: Jun 3, 2020 - 10:04am



 Proclivities wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
:lol: They made a picture disc of it.
 
Apparently they're still active - since 1980 or so.

 
Oh yeah I remember them from some Various Artists records, never had a full album tho. Amazing that they're still at it.



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