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New Dimensions The American Jazz Ensemble

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 4th, 2016. Artwork published in .
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    Source: https://www.discogs.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Cover art: Bob Cato.” The design is not explicitly credited, but it is likely Cato who did many other covers for Columbia.

    I was surprised to see Miller & Richard’s Grotesque No. 3 used in a 1960s American design. It was my understanding that Stephenson Blake replaced M&R’s Grotesques with their own when they absorbed the foundry. But maybe this style survived at phototypesetters in the US. Digitally, the closest thing is Founders Grotesk.

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    • Times Gothic
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    1 Comment on “New Dimensions The American Jazz Ensemble”

    1. Apr 21st, 2016  5:43 pm

      Just discovered that ATF’s Times Gothic appears to be a revision of Grotesque No. 4 (which is essentially No. 3 with a lowercase). This is more likely the font used by Columbia/Epic in the U.S.

      1923 ATF catalogue

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