Erik Satie, early pianoworks by Reinbert the Leeuw
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A similar concept was taken in a completely different direction on Reinbert de Leeuw’s Vexations album (1976), in a design by Wim Crouwel. Like The Early Pianoworks, this album with Satie compositions was published by Harlekijn, Netherlands in cooperation with Stedelijk Museum. Photograph by Stedelijk Museum.
Bombere may have been interesting in terms of concept, but its performance is weak. It’s quite telling that Planten had to fill in the letterforms in order to make them work – just like Filippo Maniscalco did on the other record cover with Bombere that we have documented here. Display typefaces need to have some punch. Unless when used in very big sizes, outlined faces just don’t cut it. See also the similar Vexier in use on a Mike Oldfield cover, or Mecanorma’s Domino for a single by Brownsville Station.