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The Times They Are A-changin’ by Bob Dylan

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jan 15th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    The Times They Are A-changin’ by Bob Dylan 1
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    The designer is uncredited, but it is likely Bob Cato who did other Dylan covers, or John Berg who was art director at Columbia at the time and who loved using Nesbitt’s Gothic. The very nice slab seems to be another wood type: Wells’ Antique, shown as Argosy in my 1981 catalog from Haber (who provided phototype versions of Morgan wood type, including Nesbitt’s Gothic, for much of the New York design scene). It’s not quite a match, though: it’s slightly lighter and its ‘G’ beard is square rather than tapered.

    The Times They Are A-changin’ by Bob Dylan 2
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    The Times They Are A-changin’ by Bob Dylan 3
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    BIEM release. What a script! Only in France.
    Source: http://www.cdandlp.com Photo by GEMINICRICKET. License: All Rights Reserved.

    BIEM release. What a script! Only in France.

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    • Gothic (Nesbitt)
    • Antique (Wells)
    • Franklin Gothic

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    2 Comments on “The Times They Are A-changin’ by Bob Dylan”

    1. Cave Grove says:
      Jan 16th, 2016  9:46 am

      Did some research on this cover last year. The slab serif at the top totally threw me for a loop. The photo’s by Barry Feinstein.

    2. Jan 16th, 2016  2:20 pm

      What a script! Only in France.

      Indeed. The ‘M’ reminds me of Scribe (Deberny & Peignot, 1936, digital as Gaulois) and Muriel (Fonderie Typographique Française, 1946).

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