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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie posters and soundtrack

Contributed by Nick Sherman on Dec 14th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie posters and soundtrack 1
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is a comedy movie about partner-swapping couples, and the 5th highest grossing film of 1969. It was directed by Paul Mazursky and stars Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, and Dyan Cannon. The soundtrack was composed by Quincy Jones and released on Bell Records.

    The film’s primary promotional poster is entirely typographic, with a large rainbow-colored field of all-caps Cooper Black, repeating “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.” – 32 years before Experimental Jetset’s often-imitated John & Paul & Ringo & George t-shirt design.

    Design for the soundtrack’s album art is credited to Farmlett, Barsanti & Associates, but it’s not clear if they’re also responsible for the primary poster, which doesn’t include any design credits.

    Other posters for the film incorporate photographic imagery, other typefaces, different color schemes, and some funky spiral motifs.

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie posters and soundtrack 2
    Source: https://www.originalfilmart.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie posters and soundtrack 3
    Source: https://filmartgallery.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie posters and soundtrack 4
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    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie posters and soundtrack 5
    Source: https://movieposters.ha.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie posters and soundtrack 6
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    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice movie posters and soundtrack 7
    Source: https://www.discogs.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Cooper Black
    • Akzidenz-Grotesk
    • Clarendon (Haas)
    • unidentified typeface

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