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Viennese Symphonic Orchestra – George Gershwin album art

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Aug 7, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Viennese Symphonic Orchestra – George Gershwin album art 1
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    The red slab serif caps seen on the cover of this record released by the budget label Plymouth Records in 1952 are from Beton licht, or Beton Open. The Beton family designed by Heinrich Jost for Bauer spans a range of styles, including a similarly bold solid weight. For some reason, the unknown cover designer didn’t choose the solid style, but rather used the interior shapes of the open cut, which is distinguished by a more squarish counter in O (cf. Beton Bold’s round O).

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    Detail. The whole cover was printed in two colors, red and blue, with the purple achieved by overprinting. The jumbled letterforms were printed with considerable trapping. It was still not enough to prevent some white gaps, caused by the misaligned registration.
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    Detail. The whole cover was printed in two colors, red and blue, with the purple achieved by overprinting. The jumbled letterforms were printed with considerable trapping. It was still not enough to prevent some white gaps, caused by the misaligned registration.

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