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Synthetic Cha Cha Band – “Why Can’t We Live Together” single sleeve

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Mar 29th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Synthetic Cha Cha Band – “Why Can’t We Live Together” single sleeve
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    Neo Script, Astral, and Blippo Black in all caps on the sleeve of a French 7″ single. “Why Can’t We Live Together” appears to be the only release by the Synthetic Cha Cha Band.

    The design may not be the most inventive one, and the combination of styles seems haphazard (I get that Neo Script for “Synthetic“ might have been chosen in reference to electronic circuits). But doesn’t Astral lift your spirits? See Michel Jarland’s pictorial caps in another chromatic use for a single from the following year. There, even the rising sun got a color fill.

    All three typefaces were available for dry-transfer lettering from Mecanorma. The former two were Mecanorma originals, and had been released just shortly before, in 1972 or 1973. They probably were sourced from the manufacturer’s permanent contest, which spawned a whopping 27 new faces between March 1972 and May 1973, according to Dutch trade journal Kontekst.

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    • Neo Script
    • Astral
    • Blippo

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