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Man – German single sleeves (1973/1974)

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Jul 9th, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1974
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    “Don’t Go Away” / “Back Into The Future” from the 1973 album Back Into The Future, with titles in tightly spaced  caps.
    Source: https://www.45cat.com 45cat / Hawkmarty. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Don’t Go Away” / “Back Into The Future” from the 1973 album Back Into The Future, with titles in tightly spaced Futura caps.

    German picture sleeves for three singles by Welsh band Man. All came out in 1973/1974, and all feature Stripes for the band name, making it the de facto band logo.

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    Promo copy for “California Silks And Satins” / “The Thunder And Lightning Kid” from the 1974 album Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics, ft.  for titles and  for small print.
    Source: https://www.45cat.com 45cat / Hawkmarty. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Promo copy for “California Silks And Satins” / “The Thunder And Lightning Kid” from the 1974 album Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics, ft. Egyptienne for titles and Rockwell for small print.

    “Day And Night” / “A Hard Way To Live” from the 1974 album Slow Motion. In this design, the letterforms of Stripes were made solid and filled with illustration. Titles set in all-caps .
    Source: https://www.45cat.com 45cat / Hawkmarty. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Day And Night” / “A Hard Way To Live” from the 1974 album Slow Motion. In this design, the letterforms of Stripes were made solid and filled with illustration. Titles set in all-caps ITC Korinna.

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    3 Comments on “Man – German single sleeves (1973/1974)”

    1. Outstanding! I’d assume that the designer wanted to emulate the logo as used on the band’s debut album Revelation from 1969, which likewise features multiline letters. I’m not sure whether they are custom, or maybe modeled after Lance Wyman’s Mexico 68. You can see this logo on the Dutch single sleeve for “Erotica”:

      Image: 45cat / leonhard

    2. I’ve seen that logo before but didn’t know it was from a band:


      You’re not going to believe what my other revival project is.

    3. Super cool finds, guys!

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