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Album cover (CRL 56123)
Debut album by The McGuire Sisters, a singing trio in American popular music, composed of three sisters from Middletown, Ohio. The uncredited cover design features two faces from Filmotype, a phototype company established in Chicago in 1950, Ginger and Leader. They are paired with bold and condensed styles from Futura. Mark Simonson, who digitized Ginger in 2011, points out that it –
is part of a range of compact sans serif fonts whose names begin with the letter “G” (a Filmotype convention) that have much in common with Futura—the one-story a, the round dots, the simplified t and u. If there were such a thing as Futura Compressed, it would look a lot like this. Ginger has its own unique characteristics, such as the prominent whip-lash spine on the S and its subtle hand-lettered feel.
The two typefaces have also been used for an EP of the same tite.