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Der Bingle – Bing Crosby

Photo(s) by “Bart Solenthaler”. Imported from Flickr on Aug 12, 2019. Artwork published in .
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    During the Second World War, Crosby made live appearances before American troops who had been fighting in the European Theater. He learned how to pronounce German from written scripts and read propaganda broadcasts intended for German forces. The nickname “Der Bingle” was common among Crosby’s German listeners and came to be used by his English-speaking fans. — Wikipedia

    Although an American design, American Text (ATF, 1932) apparently was chosen to underline the German angle, via the German preference for blackletter. The light wide caps used for the song titles are probably from (a film version of) Venus breit mager. Blair is similar, but its M has a high center.

    Der Bingle is the fifth release in the “House Party” records series of Columbia Records (ca. 100 albums, 1955–56). The covers for Der Bingle and Get Happy (Frank Sinatra) featured caricature portraits by Sam Norkin. With exception of the label, placed top left on all album covers, there is no serial element in terms of artwork. The slab serif caps – arranged on a bouncing baseline, with alternating letter colors, – are from Stymie.

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