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Looking for leisure 1975

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 12th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Looking for leisure 1975
    Source: https://twitter.com LCC municipal. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Lazybones in use on the cover of a brochure issued by the Greater London Council Parks Department. Via Crystal Palace Bowl:

    Skiing! Golf! Sunbathing! And of course, concerts at Crystal Palace Bowl. Looking for Leisure in the 1975 GLC Parks department brochure, illustration by artist Mick Greenslade. A great find from the archives by @lccmunicipal Municipal & @DawsonsHeights

    Malcolm Bacchus comments:

    You could date that to the 1970s without the date on the cover: from the artwork, the clothes and the hair styles. Redolent of the period. It really is only missing a camper van.

    The typeface screams 1970s, too: Lazybones was designed at the Letraset studio in the Waterloo district of London and issued in 1972 as dry transfer lettering sheets (which were produced in the Letraset factory on the Kingsnorth Industrial Estate in Ashford, Kent). No individual designer is credited for the bold stand-alone italic with horizontal contrast and a few swashes. This might have to do with the fact that the design leans heavily on the bold weight of West Cooper Nouveau. Drawn by Dave West in 1966, that face was exclusively available from Photo-Lettering, a display typesetting studio in New York City.

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    1 Comment on “Looking for leisure 1975

    1. Skiing? I looked it up-apparently the 1970s was a period of a dry ski slope craze in the UK, with ones at both Crystal Palace and Alexandra Palace on opposite sides of London (both are represented on this cover).

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