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Imagerie D’Épinal illustrated sheet music

Contributed by Pierrick Boffy on Jul 27th, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 1985
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    Close-up of the sleeve. ITC Barcelona is used for the label and Vendôme for the title.
    Photo: Pierrick Boffy. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Close-up of the sleeve. ITC Barcelona is used for the label and Vendôme for the title.

    Épinal prints were made at Imagerie d’Épinal, a printing house founded in 1796 in Épinal (France). They are rendered in bright sharp colors thanks to the mechanical aquatype process. This French machine from the beginning of the 20th century replaced the hand stencil method to produce large series.

    The photos shown here are from a series of sheet music probably printed in the 1980s. The fonts in use include Vendôme (1952), ITC Barcelona (1981), and ITC Souvenir (1970).

    Close-up of the sleeve. ITC Barcelona is used for the label and Vendôme for the title.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    The sleeve containing the sheet music.

    Close-up of the sleeve. ITC Barcelona is used for the label and Vendôme for the title.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Illustrated sheet music with lyrics. ITC Souvenir is used for the title and lyrics.

    Close-up of the sleeve. ITC Barcelona is used for the label and Vendôme for the title.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Close-up of the lyrics. The credit appears to be set in slanted Helvetica.

    Close-up of the sleeve. ITC Barcelona is used for the label and Vendôme for the title.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Famous titles of French nursery rhymes.

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    • ITC Barcelona
    • Vendôme
    • ITC Souvenir
    • Helvetica

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