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Kevin Ayers – Joy Of A Toy album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Apr 12th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Kevin Ayers – Joy Of A Toy album art 1
    Source: moofmag.com Moof. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Released in November 1969, Joy of a Toy is the first solo album by Kevin Ayers. On the LP he is accompanied by his Soft Machine colleagues Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, and Hugh Hopper. The album is named after a Soft Machine track of the same title.

    The decorated Tuscan originated in the 19th century. In the 20th century, it went under various names including Carnival, Romantiques No. 2, and Dolphin. Digital options of decent quality include Zebrawood (Adobe, 1994) and Rodeo Clown (FontMesa, 2004, with an added lowercase). Both come with layer styles that can be combined for chromatic effect.

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    The track list and credits on the back cover are set in  Condensed.
    Source: moofmag.com Moof. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The track list and credits on the back cover are set in Univers Condensed.

    Kevin Ayers – Joy Of A Toy album art 3
    Source: www.flickr.com Nicolas Godin. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

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    2 Comments on “Kevin Ayers – Joy Of A Toy album art”

    1. Warren Zoell says:
      Apr 7th, 2022 3:01 pm

      But who did the album artwork, and what was that artworks original source?

      The boy with the drum and top hat, and the toad playing the tuba in particular.

    2. I don’t know – it’s not credited. I’d assume the art was clipped from some Victorian source.

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