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Little Richard – “Mockingbird Sally” / “Rockin’ Rockin’ Boogie” German single sleeve

Contributed by Garrison Martin on May 10th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Little Richard – “Mockingbird Sally” / “Rockin’ Rockin’ Boogie” German single sleeve
    Source: https://www.45cat.com telemolendinum. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A-side is Little Richard’s cover of the Otis Redding tune. Both Richard and Otis Redding were from the same part of Georgia. Richard often regarded Redding as a follower of his (mostly because of a similarity in their voices). Jan Solpera’s Circo (1971) is paired with Filmotype Flyer.

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    3 Comments on “Little Richard – “Mockingbird Sally” / “Rockin’ Rockin’ Boogie” German single sleeve”

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

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