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Nat King Cole ‎– The Greatest Of Nat King Cole album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 20th, 2022. Artwork published in .
    Nat King Cole ‎–  The Greatest Of Nat King Cole album art 1
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    Double LP with greatest hits by singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole (1919–1965), released in 1972 by Capitol Records on their Special Markets label, and promoted through telemarketer Dynamic House.

    For the cover of Volume 1, designer Roy Kohara shows a Warholesque grid of 3×3 miniature covers, featuring a photo of the artist smiling. The title is repeated at the top, set in ITC Bernase Roman. Issued in 1970, this typeface is Ronné Bonder’s and Tom Carnase’s phototype take on the De Vinne genre, and easily recognizable by its guffawing e. Bernase Roman here is used with one of its alternate two-story a’s. The track list is added in Linotype’s Benedictine.

    Volume 2 explores a fairly different aesthetic, with tightly spaced Helvetica Medium on top of an illustrated portrait – apparently a mirrored version of the photograph rendered in crayon.

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    Nat King Cole ‎–  The Greatest Of Nat King Cole album art 2
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