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Mariachi Tenochtitlan – Mexican Spectacular album art

Contributed by Nick Sherman on Jan 19th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Mariachi Tenochtitlan – Mexican Spectacular album art 1
    Photo: Nick Sherman. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    A psychedelic, technicolor modification of Alphabet Lapidaire Monstre on the front cover of this 1960s mariachi album – perhaps inspired by traditional Mexican textiles or decorative patterns. The back cover features Alphabet Lapidaire Monstre too, but in a more typical, uncolored rendition. Egyptienne also shows up in outline form, and the body text appears to be a wonky incarnation of Univers – perhaps the version made for IBM Selectric Composers.

    Mariachi Tenochtitlan – Mexican Spectacular album art 2
    Photo: Nick Sherman. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

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    • Alphabet Lapidaire Monstre
    • Egyptienne
    • Univers

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    2 Comments on “Mariachi Tenochtitlan – Mexican Spectacular album art”

    1. Wowzers!

      in a more typical, uncolored rendition

      Have you seen this (original) color version?

    2. I have! I also realize my wording of that wasn’t ideal: It wasn’t the uncolored-ness that made it seem more typical to me (in fact, of all the renditions we have documented on Fonts In Use, more of them are colorized than not!). I was more referring to the internal patterns as being more typical that the version on the cover.

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