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Lord Of Lords – Alice Coltrane

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 12th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Lord Of Lords – Alice Coltrane 1
    Source: https://theanalogvault.com Impulse! Records. Photo: The Analog Vault. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Seven Flair in use on the cover of Lord of Lords, Alice Coltrane's final album for Impulse! Records.

    It was the final part of a trilogy that began with Universal Consciousness and continued with the expansive World Galaxy. Like its immediate predecessors, the album features a 16-piece string orchestra that Coltrane arranged and conducted, fronted by a trio in which she plays piano, Wurlitzer organ, harp, and timpani with bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Ben Riley. — All Music

    The album was reissued on vinyl by Superior Viaduct in 2018, featuring the original artwork by Philip Melnick. Seven Flair (or Flare) probably originated at Franklin Photolettering. A glyph set is reproduced in Modern Display Alphabets (Dover, 1974). Nick Curtis did a digital caps-only interpretation named Boxcar Willie NF (Nick’s Fonts, 2007).

    Glyph set of Seven Flair as reproduced in a catalog by German typsetting studios Fürst (c. 1980), showing the enormous range of swash forms and other alternates.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    Glyph set of Seven Flair as reproduced in a catalog by German typsetting studios Fürst (c. 1980), showing the enormous range of swash forms and other alternates.

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