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Freddie Hubbard – Backlash album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 17th, 2020. Artwork published in
April 1967
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    Freddie Hubbard – Backlash album art 1
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    Benguiat Buffalo in use for Backlash, an album by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (1938–2008).

    Ed Benguiat drew this “railroad slab” with rounded corners in the early 1960s. It was available from Photo-Lettering in three widths. Cover designer Loring Eutemey specified a width that sits somewhere between the condensed and the regular. He employed the alternate glyphs for A (with two-sided top serifs) and R (no upward-pointing terminal), to maximize the cohesion of the word image. The expanded width of Benguiat Buffalo was digitized by Donald Roos in 2004 and released by House Industries.

    Backslash was issued by Atlantic Records (SD 1477) in May 1967. The portrait is by Lee Friedlander. Nat Hentoff’s liner notes are set in Melior. Akzidenz-Grotesk schmal fett was used for the track list on the gatefold. The back cover shows the similar Neue Aurora schmalfett, with Akzidenz-Grotesk eng for the instruments.

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    Gatefold.
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    Gatefold.

    Freddie Hubbard – Backlash album art 3
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    Back cover.
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    Back cover.

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    • Benguiat Buffalo
    • Akzidenz-Grotesk Condensed
    • Melior
    • Neue Aurora
    • Eurostile

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