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Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – “Je t’aime… moi non plus” / “Jane B.” single cover

Contributed by Fonts In Use Staff on Jul 16th, 2023. Artwork published in
February 1969
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – “Je t’aime… moi non plus” / “Jane B.” single cover 1
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Karlheinz Zimmermann. License: All Rights Reserved.

From Wikipedia:

Je t’aime… moi non plus” (French for “I love you… me neither”) is a 1967 song written by Serge Gainsbourg for Brigitte Bardot. In 1969, Gainsbourg recorded the best known version with Jane Birkin. The duet reached number one in the UK, the first foreign language song to do so, and number two in Ireland, but was banned in several countries due to its overtly sexual content.

The single was first released by Philips under the Fontana label. According to photographer Jean D’Hughes, the Philips management in the Netherlands was outraged and demanded that the record be resold, and so it was released under the Lucien Morisse’s Disc AZ label, still with the same photo, but with different typography featuring Eckmann. The song was initially also included on the LP that followed in June 1969, but was removed from later repressings.

The typefaces used for the original pressing shown here are Pascal by José Mendoza y Almeida, sometimes described as the French (or Latine) answer to Optima; Karl Erik Forsberg’s Berling, in italic with tight-and-touching letterspacing; and a bold extended style from Adrian Frutiger’s Univers.

[More info on Discogs]

Jane Birkin died today at the age of 76. RIP.

Spanish pressing
Source: hardmaster2012. License: All Rights Reserved.

Spanish pressing


  • Pascal
  • Berling
  • Univers




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