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T. Rex – Bolan’s Zip Gun album art

Photo(s) by Klaus Hiltscher. Imported from Flickr on Sep 15, 2020. Artwork published in
February 1975
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T. Rex – Bolan’s Zip Gun album art
Source: www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Klaus Hiltscher and tagged with “koloss”. License: All Rights Reserved.

Koloss in all caps, with EndcapS and a diamond-shaped middle dot for the cover of Bolan’s Zip Gun. Released in February 1975 in the UK only, the tenth studio album by English glam rock band T. Rex failed to chart.

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4 Comments on “T. Rex – Bolan’s Zip Gun album art”

  1. Great to see these examples of Koloss in use. I didn’t know the name of the font until finding this site; thank you.
    The photo inside the dye-cut sleeve is by Keith Morris.
    Kosh designed four LP covers for T.Rex, of which this was the final one. He also designed the quad poster and other assets for the Apple Film about T.Rex, Born to Boogie, and a poster featuring Bolan for the UK’s Health Education Authority.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Martin! Do you happen to know who designed the cover of Prophets, Seers & Sages? The photography is by Pete Sanders, but we’d love to credit those who are responsible for the typography.

  3. Someone went crazy with the contrast. Here is a better scan

  4. It’s always a really dark version of this. Does anyone know what it is supposed to be? Is it a metal submarine wall that has been opened? It looks a bit like a food tin. And we have those bullets or nails. I used to think it was an open belt.

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