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Bratislavská Lýra

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 1st, 2017. Artwork published in
circa 1983
Bratislavská Lýra 1
Source: Karamel Rock. License: All Rights Reserved.

“Preprinted neutral Supraphon sleeve for the annual international song contest “Bratislavská lýra” with overprinted basic credits in low quality black letterpress.” — Discogs

Bratislavská Lýra 2
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  • Motter Ombra
  • Zhurnalnaya Roublennaya
  • Century Gothic




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3 Comments on “Bratislavská Lýra”

  1. I wonder whether the designer is Gustav Šeďa. He was quite fond of Othmar Motter’s typefaces and used them for several other Supraphon covers.

  2. ivar sakk says:
    Mar 3rd, 2021 7:00 pm

    By the way, text “Žit jako kaskader…” (both upper and lower case) is not Futura or Avant Garde but Century Gothic by Sol Hess (MT 1937). The other cover has Zhurnalnaya Roublennaya.

  3. Ivar, thank you for your comment! I see what you mean. Century Gothic indeed seems to be a match. Century Gothic is not a direct revival of Sol Hess’s Twentieth Century (Monotype’s copy of Futura), but rather was redrawn to match the widths of ITC Avant Garde Gothic. Twentieth Century looks different, e.g. in S. Century Gothic wasn’t released before 1990, i.e. after this record was issued. My best explanation is that the first image isn’t authentic – it doesn’t show the original cover, but is a later, digital recreation using a font that mimics Zhurnalnaya Roublennaya.

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