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Pete Rugolo – 10 Saxophones and 2 Basses album art

Contributed by Patrick Concannon on Oct 9th, 2023. Artwork published in .
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From Wikipedia:

10 Saxophones and 2 Basses is an album by composer, arranger and conductor Pete Rugolo featuring performances recorded in 1961 and first released on the Mercury label as part of its audiophile Perfect Presence Sound Series.

The album title and artist name are set in Safari, with numerals in an outline style similar to that seen in the 1960 Headliners specimen but possibly a custom alteration to add emphasis to the album title.

Additional type set in a Clarendon-like slab with flared stems in two widths, a compressed (“Perfect Present Sound”) and a wide one (“High Fidelity”), as well as Futura [rather: Twentieth Century] Condensed Italic, Copperplate Gothic, Century Expanded Italic, and Monotype Grotesque.

Designer unknown. Additional album information at Discogs.

Back cover with the liner notes set in pink in some sort of . The “Hi-FInformation” is in italic , while the annotatedt track list appears to combine  and more .
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Back cover with the liner notes set in pink in some sort of Baskerville. The “Hi-FInformation” is in italic Monotype Grotesque, while the annotatedt track list appears to combine News Gothic and more Century Expanded.

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  • Safari (Headliners)
  • unidentified typeface
  • Twentieth Century
  • Copperplate Gothic
  • Century Expanded
  • Monotype Grotesque
  • Baskerville
  • News Gothic

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2 Comments on “Pete Rugolo – 10 Saxophones and 2 Basses album art”

  1. This condensed width of this Clarendon variety also came up in a 1961 ad for Top Value Stamps, in two weights, with lowercase. I wonder whether it’s another Headliners release.

  2. “Futura Condensed Italic,” you say? I don’t think the original metal typeface had such a member. Twentieth Century did, however, include such styles.

  3. You’re not wrong! Adjusted.

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