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The Rubettes – “Sugar Baby Love” single cover

Contributed by Fonts In Use Staff on Jul 24th, 2012. Artwork published in
circa 1974
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    West German single by Polydor, with B-side “You Could Have Told Me”, 1974 [Discogs]. Via Buro Destruct’s Fonts from the Flea Market series.
    Source: http://www.ebay.fr filmmax. License: All Rights Reserved.

    West German single by Polydor, with B-side “You Could Have Told Me”, 1974 [Discogs]. Via Buro Destruct’s Fonts from the Flea Market series.

    East German single by Amiga, with B-side “Tonight”, 1975 [Discogs]. Design by Gerd Semder.
    Source: http://www.ebay.fr musicschallplatte. License: All Rights Reserved.

    East German single by Amiga, with B-side “Tonight”, 1975 [Discogs]. Design by Gerd Semder.

    Typefaces

    • Bullion
    • Stack
    • Helvetica
    • unidentified typeface
    • Univers

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    4 Comments on “The Rubettes – “Sugar Baby Love” single cover”

    1. Henning Krause says:
      Oct 28th, 2017 5:59 pm

      There is also Letraset Stack in use on it!

    2. Henning! Nice to see you here.

      Of course, that’s Stack. Added, thanks!

      For good measure, I have expanded the post with an image of the East German version, designed by Gerd Semder and printed by VEB Gotha-Druck (“Verpackung nach TGL 10609”). I’m pretty sure the two-colored geometric letterforms are derived from a typeface, too, but I can’t put my finger on it right now. They also appear on the LP cover. Something between Optex, Dubbeldik and Joc Line

    3. You Could Have Told Me looks like Helvetica Black, I suggest.

    4. Agreed, thanks. The remaining unidentified typeface is the bi-line face for “The Rubettes” in the second image. It can always be custom drawn, of course.

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