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Bob Marley and the Wailers – Bob Marley and the Wailers

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Oct 25th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Bob Marley and the Wailers – Bob Marley and the Wailers 1
    Source: https://www.musik-sammler.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    The back story for this compilation album and the label that published can be found on Discogs:

    Originally released by Magnum Records, a short-lived New York City-based record company that specialized (for the most part) in low-budget bootleg and unauthorized recordings, this self-titled Bob Marley & The Wailers compilation is a collection of ten The Wailers tunes recorded with producers Arthur Jenkins & Johnny Nash for the JAD label between 1968 and 1972. Throughout the years, this compilation has been issued all around the world by several labels under several alternate titles including Soul Rebel, Mellow Mood and Jamaican Storm.

    “Bob Marley & The Wailers” is set in Astur, a rustic typeface that suggests that the lettershapes were constructed with broken planks. The curved construction of the letters and the frayed terminals of the individual parts are reminiscent of brushstrokes rather than carpentry with straight planks. The design, credited to Carlos Winkow 1948, was available from Spanish Fundición Tipográfica Nacional.

    Bob Marley and the Wailers – Bob Marley and the Wailers 2
    Source: https://www.musik-sammler.de License: All Rights Reserved.

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    2 Comments on “Bob Marley and the Wailers – Bob Marley and the Wailers

    1. Among the numerous re-release of this album, there is a 1981 version with that echoes the bamboo border of the original release, in the shape of (unidentified) bamboo type.

    2. Judging from the differences in repeating letters, the bamboo letters appear to be custom drawn.

      Governale Bamboo by Sandi Governale (Photo-Lettering, before 1965) is a great typeface in the select bamboo genre (albeit much lighter than the letters on the shown cover). Coincidentally, it’s shown on the same page of the One Line catalog as Astur.

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