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Various Artists – Big Band Dance Party album art

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on May 15, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1957
    Various Artists – Big Band Dance Party album art
    Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “filmotypewindsor” and “filmotypehindu”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Two Filmotype originals, paired for Big Band Dance Party, an LP released by Grand Award Records (G.A. 33–331) around 1957. Windsor is similar to the gothic Ginger, but with added tiny serifs. Hindu is the widest variant of a series of upright informal script with stroke width contrast. Both faces were added to Filmotype’s library in 1955.

    The cover has to accommodate a lot of information. In addition to the title and an illustration (by Arthur Shilstone), it also includes the label branding (“Grand Award” in Caslon 540 Italic with roman caps) to the left and right, the track list, and a promotional blurb with credits (in Alternate Gothic with some Futura Condensed):

    A Musical Tribute to the Greatest Era of Popular American Dance Music … An exciting new high fidelity recording performed by many of the most famous musical alumni of the Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and the Dorsey Brothers Bands. Starring Billy Butterfield, Chris Griffin, Jimmy Maxwell, Trumpets; Lou McGarity, Cuty Cutshall, Trombones; Peanuts Hucko, Hymie Schertzer, Milt Yaner, Al Klink, Boomie Richmond, Saxes; Dick Hyman, Piano; plus many others.

    [More info at Discogs]


    • Filmotype Windsor
    • Filmotype Hindu
    • Caslon No. 471 & 540
    • Alternate Gothic
    • Futura
    • Futura Condensed




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