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Gilbert Bécaud – Gilbert Bécaud album art

Contributed by sven adler on Aug 29th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Gilbert Bécaud – Gilbert Bécaud album art
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    A compilation with songs by French singer, composer and actor Gilbert Bécaud (1927–2001), released 1967 by Amiga, a state-owned music label from the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

    Sleeve design by Christoph Ehbets.

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    3 Comments on “Gilbert Bécaud – Gilbert Bécaud album art”

    1. Hello Sven, the typeface in question is named Forest House – added now. Strictly speaking, it’s not a typeface – it didn’t exist as metal or film font, as least not initially –, but rather an alphabet that was reproduced in the first issue of Lettera, a series of source books from Switzerland. In the 1950s and 1960s, these books were a popular source for exciting and expressive typographic styles. Designers from all over the Latin-writing world including countries “behind the Iron Curtain” used them to create DIY display typography.

      Christoph Ehbets was one of them, and Forest House one of his favorites. I have several unfinished drafts about designs of his, made with Lettera alphabets. I will wrap up one of them and add it for a Forest House double feature.

    2. Here’s Forest House paired with Macdonald – another alphabet included in Lettera 1 – on a cover designed by Ehbets in 1969:

    3. Because of the huge amount of artworks he did, I was kinda hoping it could have been a typeface.

      By the way: thanks for making such a magnificient site.
      It’s very inspiring and informative. One of my favourite places in internet.

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