Depeche Mode is set in Gillies Gothic, a typeface that was originally released by the Bauer Type Foundry in 1935. It was also known as Flott (“speedy”) in Germany. Letraset had adopted both original weights and added two more styles, Extra Bold (Fred Sack, 1980) and Extra Bold Shaded (Philip Kelly, 1982).
For See You, another script from the Letraset range was used, Futura Script. Unlike one might assume from the name, this style is not one of the many Futura variations that Paul Renner created for Bauer. Rather, it is credited to Edwin W. Shaar, who designed it for Intertype in 1954.
Futura Script is used for the follow-up single as well, but now for the band name. The title is set in loosely spaced caps from Dom Casual, originally designed by Peter Dombrezian and issued by ATF in 1951. Dom Casual was likewise available as dry-transfer sheets from Letraset.
The covers were desiged by German artist and musician Moritz Reichelt of Ata Tak, also known as Moritz R® or Moritz Rrr.
Contributed by Florian Hardwig
Photo(s) by “Bart Solenthaler” on Flickr.
Contributed by Stephen Coles
Contributed by Maurice Meilleur