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Since I Left You – The Avalanches

Contributed by Noah Bromberg on Feb 15th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Front cover of the album Since I Left You, by the Avalanches.
    © Modular Recordings, 2000. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Front cover of the album Since I Left You, by the Avalanches.

    This acclaimed psychedelic, sample-heavy dance record from early 2000 uses for its album art the bold weight of a 1970s-era Art Nouveau revivalist sans called Tasman, an overlooked specimen from the Lettergraphics and Solotype catalogs. The main artwork is clipped from Fred Dana Marsh’s Sinking of the U.S.S. President Lincoln (1920).

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    1 Comment on “Since I Left You – The Avalanches”

    1. Thanks for this contribution, Noah!

      It’s not clear to me where Tasman originated. It’s looks like a – troubled – follower of ITC Busorama or Washington. The face is shown under this name in a 1974 ad by Lettergraphics, in 3 weights. [U&lc Vol. 1 No. 3, p41] Castcraft’s Encyclopedia (1978) shows it as Touche with the same 3 weights and many alternates, and mentions it’s similar to Tasman. The Solotype catalog (1992) has it as Tasmin [sic] in 3 weights. Here’s Tasmin Bold as shown in Dan X. Solo’s Sans-Serif Display Alphabets (1979):

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