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Valérie Čižmárová ‎singles (Supraphon)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 2nd, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 1973
    Valérie Čižmárová ‎singles (Supraphon) 1
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    Valérie Čižmárová (1952–2005) was a Czech singer and actress of Slovak origin. In 1973, Gustav Šeďa designed a template that was used for several of her single releases on Supraphon.

    Šeďa combined photography by Vilém Sochůrek with one of Othmar Motter’s lesser known typefaces. The lowercase-only Motter Alustyle was released through Berthold Fototypes in 1972. The diacritics may have been made from a comma. Note that the shape used for the háček (caron) serves for the acute, too – just flipped. Alustyle’s diagonal notches were echoed in the frames as well.

    The images show the sleeve for “Správnej Hoch” / “Mám Už Toho Dost” (1976). The same design was also used for “Jeho Laskominy” / “Střapatá Chryzantéma” (1975) and “Spousta Příběhů” / “Zrzek” (1974). The preprinted picture sleeve was overprinted with the titles and the serial number set in two weights from Zhurnalnaya Roublennaya, here with a monocular a.

    Valérie Čižmárová ‎singles (Supraphon) 2
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    • Motter Alustyle
    • Zhurnalnaya Roublennaya




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    1 Comment on “Valérie Čižmárová ‎singles (Supraphon)”

    1. Nov 2nd, 2019  10:40 am

      Several years later, in 1981, Gustav Šeďa once more relied on Motter Alustyle for a cover design. “Pár nápadu” is a disco song by female vocal trio Bezinky. Photography by Roman Kelbich.

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