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Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good! – Megadeth

Contributed by Jason Cryer on Aug 25th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good! – Megadeth 1
    Source: https://www.flickr.com vinylmeister (edited). License: CC BY.

    First pressings of Megadeth’s debut album, Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good! use the typeface English Tudor for the band’s logo. Designed by Nick Belshaw for Letraset in 1981, the font has never been digitized. Some versions of the album use a drop-shadow version, while others use only the interior of the letterforms. Megadeth’s logo later changed, as did the artwork for following re-releases of this album. The album title is in another Letraset blackletter, David Quay’s Blackmoor (1983).

    The album’s artwork, featuring a plastic skull with tinfoil, was not intended to be the original artwork. Both Mustaine and Ellefson had many phone conversations with Combat Records to get the cover artwork properly reproduced from a sketch given to them by Mustaine of a picture of Megadeth mascot Vic Rattlehead on the cover. However the studio lost the artwork, and instead made their own improvised and low-budget replacement, with which Mustaine and the whole band were mortified. — Wikipedia

    Album design by Donald J. Munz, with photography by Dan Rizzi.

    Back cover of a vinyl reissue by Music For Nations
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    Back cover of a vinyl reissue by Music For Nations

    Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good! – Megadeth 3
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    Lots of Optima caps for the lyrics.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com vinylmeister (edited). License: CC BY-NC.

    Lots of Optima caps for the lyrics.

    Glyph set of English Tudor, scanned from a Letraset catalog by Donald H. Tucker.
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    Glyph set of English Tudor, scanned from a Letraset catalog by Donald H. Tucker.

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