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The Crusaders – At Their Best

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Feb 23rd, 2019. Artwork published in .
    The Crusaders – At Their Best
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Buro Destruct. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Via Buro Destruct’s fantastic Fonts from the Flea Market.

    This the cover of the 1973 album by jazz fusion group The Crusaders from Houston, Texas. The letterforms with the slit counters are from Bust, a film typeface of unclear origin.

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    • Sledge Hammer

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    3 Comments on “The Crusaders – At Their Best

    1. Feb 23rd, 2019  11:49 am

      This face is shown in Dan X. Solo’s Art Deco Display Alphabets (1982) as Bust and in Moderne Alphabets (1999) as Chesty, with alternates for ‘BJMNPRuvwxy5’, see below. Castcraft’s Encyclopedia mentions Sledgehammer as a similar face. In 2010, Dick Pape created a limited freebie digitization as DXS Bust, with poor spacing and no alternates.

    2. Mar 4th, 2019  7:11 am

      My guess is the origin is Alphabet Innovations. I spotted Sledge Hammer in their 1971 catalog today.

    3. Mar 4th, 2019  9:36 am

      Nice, thanks! Sledge Hammer or bust.

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