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Kenny Rogers – The Gambler album art

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Nov 25, 2020. Artwork published in .
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    The Gambler is the sixth studio album by Kenny Rogers (1938–2020), opening up with his signature song of the same title. Released by United Artists in December 1978, the album has sold over 35 million copies.

    The cover design features two decorative typefaces with roots in the 19th century. “Kenny Rogers” and “Gambler” are set in Gardenia (with faux small caps), connected by a catchword of unknown origin. Gardenia is shown in Dan X. Solo’s Victorian Display Alphabets (Dover, 1976) According to WhatTheFont contributor philippedada, the ornamented Clarendon is based on an alphabet shown in Joseph-Balthazar Silvestre’s Alphabet-Album from 1843. It’s not included in this digitized edition, though. The note “Color poster inside” at the bottom uses Ribbonette. This fancy face was likewise available from Solotype, and also from Lettergraphics, among others.

    Art direction and design by Bill Burke, with photography by Reid Miles.

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    • Gardenia (Silvestre)
    • Ribbonette

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