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Planet P – Planet P Project

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 4th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Planet P – Planet P Project 1
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “augusteaopen”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Planet P is the debut album of Planet P Project, “a pseudonym used by American rock musician Tony Carey for his science-fiction themed, progressive rock/space rock music.” — Wikipedia

    The cover shown above uses Augustea Open. Its wedge-shaped quotation mark was repurposed as double hyphen. Unlike in the original type design by Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese, the N has serifs at the top left and bottom right. It’s not clear if this is a modification made by the graphic designer, or if there was a phototype version with this detail. Soon after its release in 1983, the album was retitled Planet P Project. The adjusted cover shown below now features Augustea Open with unseriffed apexes, and slightly condensed letterforms.

    The track list on the back cover is set in OCR-A. With its monospaced, machine-readable glyphs, it starkly contrasts with Augustea’s chiseled capitals which reference lapidary inscriptions from the Golden Age.

    Art direction by Richard Seireeni, with cover graphics by George Snow.

    Planet P – Planet P Project 2
    Source: https://starina.ru License: All Rights Reserved.
    The lines “Produced by Peter Hauke for Rockoko Production Inc.” are made with an embossing tape label maker. Such letterforms were later made into a digital font by Just van Rossum as .
    Source: https://starina.ru License: All Rights Reserved.

    The lines “Produced by Peter Hauke for Rockoko Production Inc.” are made with an embossing tape label maker. Such letterforms were later made into a digital font by Just van Rossum as FF Dynamoe.

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