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House of Love – Amy Grant

Contributed by Stephen Hart on Jun 14th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    US CD album cover (front)
    Source: https://www.45worlds.com Scan: 45worlds / GEMSMFAN. License: All Rights Reserved.

    US CD album cover (front)

    House of Love is the ninth studio album by singer-songwriter Amy Grant. It was released in 1994 as the follow-up to her quintuple-platinum 1991 release Heart in Motion. At the time, “House of Love was the biggest initial release in Christian music history, shipping almost a half million copies on its first day alone.” [Wikipedia]

    The US album cover was designed by Norman Moore with art direction by Richard Frankel. It uses Treefrog (Brian Willson, 1994) for the name and lowercase letters from Otl Aicher’s Rotis SemiSerif (1988) for the title and the track list. The same typographic choices were maintained for the European release, although with a different layout and photography.

    The second single from this album is also named “House of Love”. The song was recorded as a duet with country singer Vince Gill. This cover was designed by Moore, too. The font he used here is Democratica (Miles Newlyn, 1991), in loosely spaced lowercase letters, framed by a box.

    US CD album cover (front)
    Source: https://www.45worlds.com Scan: 45worlds / GEMSMFAN. License: All Rights Reserved.

    US CD album cover (back)

    US CD album cover (front)
    Source: https://www.45worlds.com Scan: 45worlds / GEMSMFAN. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Single cover

    US CD album cover (front)
    Source: https://www.45worlds.com Scan: 45worlds / GEMSMFAN. License: All Rights Reserved.

    European CD album cover (front)

    US CD album cover (front)
    Source: https://www.45worlds.com Scan: 45worlds / GEMSMFAN. License: All Rights Reserved.

    European CD album cover (back)

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    • Treefrog
    • Rotis SemiSerif
    • Democratica

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    3 Comments on “House of Love – Amy Grant”

    1. Jun 14th, 2019  8:04 pm

      Rotis, Treefrog, AND Democratica? Tracked out lowercase in a box? Wow! This one is truly worthy of our 1990s tag.

    2. Bethany Heck says:
      Jun 14th, 2019  9:27 pm

      OMG! The Queen herself. The 50:50 color block on the single cover is also so very 90’s.

    3. Jun 14th, 2019  9:32 pm

      Love it! I keep the title track on repeat!

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