Hard Times, Good Times is the fourth – and final – album by Zoo, a French prog rock band that was active between 1969 and 1972. It became their most successful LP release.
Their self-titled debut album as well as several early single releases featured a band logo with bold condensed letterforms of pronounced horizontal contrast, with circular counters in the O’s. This piece of lettering provided the inspiration to Zoo, a typeface designed by Quentin Coulombier in 2019. In 1972, after numerous changes to the personnel, the band didn’t use that logo anymore: the cover shown here is graced by Indigo, a typeface for good times (and just what I need on a dark December day), designed by André Chante and issued shortly before by Studio Hollenstein, Paris.