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Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger album art and singles

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 18th, 2017. Artwork published in .
    Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger album art and singles 1
    Source: https://www.last.fm License: All Rights Reserved.

    Badmotorfinger is the third studio album by American rock band Soundgarden, released in October 1991. The cover illustration of the cyclone-like buzz saw blade with the spark-plug in the center is by Mark Dancey. Design: Walberg Design. Art Direction: Len Peltier.

    The band logo used on the covers of the album and the three singles — “Jesus Christ Pose” (1991), “Outshined” (Dec. 1991) and “Rusty Cage” (April 1992) — as well as on related merchandise is in a modified Eurostile Bold Condensed. The caps were not simply stretched, but selectively elongated, so that the stroke widths remain intact (except for the joins in N which get way too dark). The resulting ultranarrow high-waisted letterforms are reminiscient of early-20th century grotesks like Aurora/Neue Aurora or Venus.

    Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger album art and singles 2
    Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.
    “Jesus Christ Pose” is in Information breitfett
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    “Jesus Christ Pose” is in Information breitfett

    “Outshined” is set in Helvetica Compressed.
    Source: http://www.cdandlp.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Outshined” is set in Helvetica Compressed.

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    Source: http://grungery.hu License: All Rights Reserved.

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    3 Comments on “Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger album art and singles”

    1. Nice tribute. Perhaps we need a tag for “selectively stretched” type.

    2. Perhaps the hyper-extended glyphs tag covers that?

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