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Ennio Morricone ‎– Chi Mai album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 6th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Ennio Morricone ‎– Chi Mai album art 1
    Source: https://www.ebay.com moondiscsrecords (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Originally written by Ennio Morricone in 1971, “Chi Mai” was reused in The Life and Times of David Lloyd George, a television series produced by BBC Wales in 1981. The song became a surprise hit, reaching number 2 in the UK single charts. This album by BBC Records contains “Chi Mai” and other music by Morricone. [More info on Discogs]

    The typography uses Desdemona, an early Art Nouveau typeface that originated around 1886 at the Dickinson Type Foundery in Boston as Quaint Open and got a new lease of life in the 1960s under the name used by Karl Brendler’s foundry before 1906. It’s paired with Tom Carnase’s ITC Busorama (1970), a much younger design that blends in as a lighter, monolinear companion, echoing some of Desdemona’s eccentric shapes like the asymmetrical A, or the narrow M with the high center.

    Morricone died today at the age of 91. R.I.P.

    Morricone’s bio and the track list is set in .
    Source: https://www.ebay.com moondiscsrecords (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Morricone’s bio and the track list is set in ITC Bookman.

    Ennio Morricone ‎– Chi Mai album art 3
    Source: https://www.ebay.com jameswagstaff1 (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

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