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The Blackbyrds – Action album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 4th, 2021. Artwork published in .
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    On your mark, get set, action! Shatter in use for the cover of an album by the Blackbyrds. From record collector oopswhoops:

    Smooth Jazz-Funk album, not the most emblematic by The Blackbyrds but a personal favorite. Contains the much sampled “Mysterious Vibes” track.
    1977 U.S. pressing on Fantasy label.

    The flurry of Vic Carless’s design is further increased by coloring the letterform slices in red and yellow. An added drop shadow ensures a minimum of readability. The narrow script used for the article is probably custom.

    The cover is an early design by Lance Anderson (with photography by Gerald Panopoulos and art direction from Phil Carroll). Anderson later became known for his logo design for the Indiana Jones films and the THX digital sound system, among other work.

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