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Stakes Is High by De La Soul

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Apr 14th, 2017. Artwork published in
July 1996
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    Stakes Is High by De La Soul 1
    Source: https://www.undergroundhiphop.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    The album art for De La Soul’s fourth full-length release Stakes Is High is typographically distinguished by the use of Cooper Black Italic (first issued in 1926) in all lowercase on a bouncing baseline, with the band name in outlined and overlapping letters.

    Art Direction: De La Soul, Michelle Williams. Design: Art Babe / MW [Discogs]
    Hat tip to Bald Condensed!

    CD jewel case back cover
    Source: http://www.allwidewallpapers.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    CD jewel case back cover

    Vinyl label
    Source: https://www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Vinyl label

    Cover art of a mixtape made by Chris Read in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album’s release, recreating the famous typography.
    Source: http://www.waxpoetics.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover art of a mixtape made by Chris Read in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album’s release, recreating the famous typography.

    “Stakes still high” — fan T-shirt
    Source: http://merchdirect.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Stakes still high” — fan T-shirt

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