“When You Play It, Say It!” sticker
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I agree; it’s probably some phototype version of Helvetica Condensed. The original schmalfett and schmalhalbfett cuts of the metal foundry version had this straight-tailed comma – these designs originated at Haas as Commercial-Grotesk halbfett and fett, see a specimen booklet.
Among digital fonts, URW’s Nimbus Sans Bold Condensed preserves this detail. There are at least three different optical sizes; T (Text), D (Display), and P (Poster). I guess these are the closest available matches.
Do you know when these stickers were made? A brief search showed records from the 1980s and early 1990s.
Very nice, Thank You!
And yes, it looks like the “play it, say it” campaign was started in 1988.
"The debate officially started a year ago with a Billboard magazine commentary by Don Ienner, then executive vice president and general manager of Arista Records and currently president of Columbia Records. In the piece, Ienner called the lack of song announcing a music industry “virus.”
A cover story on the issue in The Gavin Report, a San Francisco-based radio industry trade publication.
Perfect, thanks for digging up these links. I’ve adjusted the design date.