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Thoughts of Movin’ On – Lighthouse

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Mar 5th, 2020. Artwork published in
December 1971
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    Thoughts of Movin’ On – Lighthouse 1
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    Thanks, Ryan, for pointing me to Lighthouse and the art of Brad Johannsen!

    Thoughts of Movin’ On is the fifth album by the rock band that formed in 1968 in Toronto. It was released less than six months after One Fine Morning, originally on GRT Records in Canada. The images show the US gatefold release on Evolution (#3010).

    The cover design was again provided by Brad Johannsen. Like with the precursor, the typography features two novelty faces that had been added to the library of Photo-Lettering, Inc. shortly before. The band name again is shown in two-colored caps with shadow effect. This time, the chosen typeface is Benguiat Downsie, a wide sans with horizontal contrast, in the vein of Letraset’s Zipper or VGC’s Sintex (both 1970).

    The album title is set in Michas T J Engineer, the only typeface design credited to William G. Michas, Jr. Made from basic geometric shapes with thin slots as counters, it recalls Baby Teeth (1967) or Disco (before 1971). An open variant was first shown in PLINC’s Art Deco catalog from 1970.

    Detail of the type.
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    Detail of the type.

    Gatefold.
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    Gatefold.

    Cover (back and front).
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    Cover (back and front).

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