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Kenny Rogers ‎– “Lucille” / “Till I Get It Right” German and Belgian single sleeves

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Mar 21st, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Kenny Rogers  ‎– “Lucille” / “Till I Get It Right” German and Belgian single sleeves 1
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    Released in January 1977, “Lucille” became Kenny Rogers’ first major hit as a solo artist, reaching #1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart as well as on the pop charts in twelve countries including the UK.

    The German picture sleeve shown above features ITC Avant Garde Gothic in two weights (with alternate “smiling” e) and Goudy Fancy (with descending L) set on an angle. Both typefaces were available from Letraset for dry-transfer lettering.

    The Belgian release shown below appears to use a different edit of the same portrait. The typography on this sleeve pairs two phototype versions of classic typefaces by Headliners, (neo-)Jenson Outline Shadow and (neo-)Garamond. The latter is distinguished from other Garamonds by a curved top serif on R (as well as D and P).

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    Kenny Rogers  ‎– “Lucille” / “Till I Get It Right” German and Belgian single sleeves 2
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    • Goudy Fancy
    • ITC Avant Garde Gothic
    • Jenson (Headliners)
    • Garamond (Headliners)

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    2 Comments on “ Kenny Rogers ‎– “Lucille” / “Till I Get It Right” German and Belgian single sleeves”

    1. My understanding is that Goudy Fancy originated at Lettergraphics, as a swash variant of Goudy Heavyface Italic. It’s shown in their 1968 Letter-Fan specimen in two widths as Goudy Swash/Fancy and Goudy Long Swash/Fancy. Sometime between 1971 and 1976, the condensed was adopted by Letraset for dry-transfer lettering, with numerous alternates.

      Letraset sheet for 72pt Goudy Fancy. Photo: CraftyTransfers

      There are at least three commercial digitizations, including Josh Korwin’s Goudy Fancy (Three Steps Ahead, 2004/2006, minimal character set, but including the alternates), Rebecca Alaccari’s Goudy Two Shoes (Canada Type, 2006, with alternates including new ones), and Nick Curtis’ Tickety Boo NF (Nick’s Fonts, 2008, only some alternates).

    2. Here’s the style range of neo-Jenson from a Headliners catalog. “Note – this shadow may require special handwork.”

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