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Britney Spears – “Don’t Let Me Be the Last To Know” single

Contributed by Jay Handley on Dec 7th, 2021. Artwork published in
March 2001
    Britney Spears – “Don’t Let Me Be the Last To Know” single 1
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    Modula (VGC, 1972) for “Don’t Let Me Be the Last To Know”. The single was released on March 12, 2001, by Jive Records as the fourth and final single from Britney Spears’s second studio album Oops!… I Did It Again.

    It might seem unusual that a 1970s font that was never officially digitized would make a reappearance in 2001 as the headline font for a CD pop single.

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    Britney Spears – “Don’t Let Me Be the Last To Know” single 2
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    3 Comments on “Britney Spears – “Don’t Let Me Be the Last To Know” single”

    1. Thanks for adding to our humble collection of in-use examples of typefaces by Franz Heigemeir, Jay! I’ve extended our bio for Modula. From what I could gather, the specific font used for this single must be Kasse FLF, a likely unauthorized digitization made by Casady & Greene / Software Complement in 1992. There are more digital versions from the early 1990s – OPTI Ogden by Castcraft, Obbsidda by NovelFonts, Modularity by Keystrokes – but as you note, none of them is official, and none is complete. Kasse FLF is the only one to include the Regular weight.

    2. Talking about Franz Heigemeir: Born in 1930, he graduated from Kunstschule Augsburg before emigrating to the United States in the 1950s. I wonder whether he learned from Eugen Nerdinger (1910–1991), who was teaching in Augsburg from 1946, where he was later joined by Lisa Beck (b. 1927). I wouldn’t be surprised. Sadly we can’t ask Heigmeir anymore – he died in 2018.

    3. Thanks Florian for the info. I’ve just added another In-Use of Modula [awaiting approval] that’s even more surprising and prolific.  Cheers!

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