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Jej portret – Włodzimierz Nahorny

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 14th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Jej portret – Włodzimierz Nahorny
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    Jej portret is the debut album of Polish jazz musician Włodzimierz Nahorny (b. 1941), released in 1971. For the cover, Marek Karewicz (1938–2018) created a collage showing Nahorny with his saxophone, surrounded by clouds, flowers, stars, and more. His name is presented in OP-Letter, an all-caps typeface drawn by Walter Haettenschweiler and reproduced in the Lettera 3 book from 1968. Read more about OP-Letter and Lettera as a letterform source in the post about Janet Hansen’s cover for Cherry. Karewicz used OP-Letter in yellow letters with a turquoise shade.

    The secondary typefaces may seem less exciting in comparison, but they are rather special as well. The artist’s first name is set in Paneuropa gruba, the bold weight of a Futura copy made for the Polish market. Paneuropa was recently revived by Roch Modrzejewski of ROHH Studio. The album title uses Antykwa Półtawskiego, a didone designed in the 1920 by Adam Półtawski to meet the special requirements of the Polish language, e.g. by minimizing diagonals in the frequent letters k, w, y. Like Paneuropa, it was first cast by the Jan Idźkowski foundry in Warsaw in 1931. There is a freely available digital version made by Janusz M. Nowacki and others.

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    • Paneuropa
    • Antykwa Półtawskiego

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