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Marty Robbins – The Return Of The Gunfighter album art

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Sep 20th, 2020. Artwork published in .
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The Return Of The Gunfighter by Marty Robbins was definitely a return to territory laid out by his massively successful Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs. This album keeps with the theme and features several songs from past releases re-recorded.

Cover photo by Byron Shaw.

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  • Breite fette Information
  • Egyptienne
  • Record Gothic




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7 Comments on “Marty Robbins – The Return Of The Gunfighter album art”

  1. In a matter of fact, Harry Gassel’s digitization of Information was started in 2018.

  2. I have a Russian type specimen book with a Cyrillic typeface based on Breite Fette Information. I have, however, never seen an example of it in actual use.

  3. Jason, do you know if it’s an actual typeface (e.g. produced in metal)? Or is it lettering (drawn just for the showing in the book)?

  4. Florian, that’s a good question. It is possible that the specimen in the book may just be a drawing. Unfortunately I don’t have evidence that the type was actually cast in metal.

  5. If it’s a book like Шрифт в наглядной агитации (1978), chances are it’s indeed lettering. Still very interesting! Such source books were often used not only for inspiration, but also as quasi-fonts: letterforms were reproduced from them by manual or photographic means, and assembled in words.

  6. Will Hastings says:
    Jun 13th, 2023 10:54 pm

    Indeed, Information Extra Bold Extended was originally released as metal type in 1955 by the Klingspor foundry, Offenbach. The designer was Friedrich Karl Sallwey.

    ArtCenter’s Archetype Press has the typeface available, in metal, in both 12pt. and 66pt. cuts.

    I designed and printed a simple specimen poster while an ACCD GPK student. June 2004.

  7. Thanks, Will! That largely matches the information we have on our typeface page. Bertheau states it was first cast in 1956, while a Stempel index card mentions 1958.

    (The discussion above was mainly about a Cyrillic adaptation, which to my knowledge was not part of Sallwey’s design for Klingspor.)

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