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Rosa La China album art (Montilla)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Aug 2nd, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1957
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    Rosa La China album art (Montilla)
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    Two Filmotype fonts on the cover of Rosa La China, a Zarzuela Cubano album recorded by Ernesto Lecuona with Dolores Perez, Luis Sagi-Vela, Luisa de Cordoba, and Maño Lopez.

    Filmotype LaSalle was designed by Ray Baker and issued in 1952. The light monolinear freestyle serif is called Mars and was added before 1955. Cover designer Gene R. Smith used it in all caps, alongside Futura (which was among the many standard foundry typefaces adopted by Filmotype for their display phototypesetting machine). While LaSalle has been given a new lease of life by Rebecca Alaccari and Patrick Griffin, Mars still waits to be digitized.

    The photo is by Tony Guyther. First released by Montilla probably in the late 1950s, this album was re-released by Zafiro (Spain) in 1972 and by Montilla in 1983.

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