Harlem Song marketing and album
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This is a fun mix of type inspired by screen printed and wood type posters of yore. The red shadow on Radio doesn’t work so well, though.
The main type appears to be inspired by Dimensional, a Photo-Lettering design by Dave Davison (see also Double D NF). As a reference to the frequent flipping of marquee lettering, the ‘M’ is a rotated ‘W’.
Davison Dimensional (above) may have been modeled after a typeface cast by Besley (Fann Street Foundry) in c.1860. The two letters reproduced as #210 in Nicolete Gray’s Nineteenth Century Ornamented Typefaces (2nd ed., 1976) are shown below.
Here’s another 19th-century appearance:
Maybe it’s time for a new entry for the source typeface.
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