Little Richard – “Mockingbird Sally” / “Rockin’ Rockin’ Boogie” German single sleeve
Contributed by Garrison Martin on May 10th, 2020. Artwork published in
3 Comments on “Little Richard – “Mockingbird Sally” / “Rockin’ Rockin’ Boogie” German single sleeve”
Thanks for this tribute, Garrison!
Chances are that the type for this sleeve – as well as the other one – were set on a Staromat, Berthold’s machine for title typesetting. Circo, Flyer Bold, and Roberta Raised Shadow are all shown in Berthold Fototypes’ E1 catalog from 1974. While Circo was a Berthold exclusive, Flyer is shown with Face Photosetting credits (who got it from Filmotype), and Roberta with Facsimile Fonts credits. Here’s an image of what the fonts looked like. The Staromat required plates and also had an adapter for handling 2″ film strips.
Very interesting, Florian! Systems of yesteryear are of great interest to me. Circo being available on that machine meant it would surely get used. I’ve found a lot of uses of it from this time period.
That’s wonderful! Yes, bring ’em on – we’d love to show more Circo in use. Its designer, Jan Solpera, turned 80 a few months ago. Our friends in Prague are currently working on a monography.
Thanks for this. There’s a mistake in the accompanying text – Mockingbird Sally is a Little Richard original (as is Rockin’ Rockin’ Boogie) and not a version of anything by Otis Redding.