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Bill Haley and the Comets – Razzle Dazzle album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Mar 29th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Bill Haley and the Comets – Razzle Dazzle album art 1
    Source: https://www.amazon.com Windycitymusic-dg (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    A relatively early and copious use of ITC Neon, in alternating line colors. The film typeface by Ronné Bonder and Tom Carnase was released one year earlier, in 1970. It’s an adaptation of Prisma (1930), Rudolf Koch’s all-caps multiline companion to Kabel. This ancestry is particularly visible in the narrow C and the wide M. Unfortunately, there’s no quality digitization of ITC Neon. My favorite detail in David Krieger’s cover design is the added entry stroke at the top left – as if this was a real neon sign where all parts need to be somehow connected and hooked up.

    45worlds contributor 23skidoo notes:

    Compiles the two live albums recorded for Sonet Records of Sweden and originally released in Europe in 1968. However, none of the photos included in the album actually show the lineup that performed in 1968; several images (including the one of Haley on the cover) date back to approximately 1964, while the gatefold image dates from either 1969 or 1970 (based on the musicians visible).

    Gatefold with stacked and staggered ITC Neon.
    Source: https://www.amazon.com Windycitymusic-dg (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Gatefold with stacked and staggered ITC Neon.

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