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“Tell Her No” / “Restless” – Del Shannon

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Feb 19th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    “Tell Her No” / “Restless” – Del Shannon 1
    Source: Klaus Hiltscher. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Frankfurter and Le Griffe, two Letraset classics in use on the sleeve of a German single by Del Shannon, released in 1975 on Island Records.

    On the A side, Del delivers a definitive take on the Zombies classic “Tell Her No”, smoothing it way down, singing with so much soul, so much power. Del had so much power.
    The B side is a slow country original, demonstrating Del’s easy perfection of the form. — Line_Breaks on Discogs

    Unlike in the Belgian shop sign posted by Christopher, Le Griffe’s terminal swash forms here were used in more appropriate places, i.e. at the end of words. One can debate whether the swash ‘l’ followed by the swash ‘S’ is still a little too much. The original glyph set also included unswashed variants, but maybe they were all used up already?

    A partly used Letraset sheet with glyphs from Le Griffe in 72pt.
    Source: mattie_222 (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    A partly used Letraset sheet with glyphs from Le Griffe in 72pt.


    • Frankfurter
    • Le Griffe




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    1 Comment on ““Tell Her No” / “Restless” – Del Shannon”

    1. Thiago says:
      Feb 19th, 2018 1:00 pm

      You’d better use the swash variants whenever there’s an end of word, so you don’t use up all your non-swash variants right as a Belgian shop asks you to make a sign.

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