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Van Halen – “Jump” / “House Of Pain” single sleeve and 1984 album cover

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Oct 7, 2020. Artwork published in
December 1983
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    Van Halen – “Jump” / “House Of Pain” single sleeve and 1984 album cover 1
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “cristal” and “flash”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Sleeve for Van Halen’s most successful single. Released in December 1983, “Jump” reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

    The design features a black-and-white adaptation of the cover art from the band’s then upcoming album 1984. The airbrush painting by Margo Nahas shows a putto stealing cigarettes. From Wikipedia:

    The model was Carter Helm, who was the child of one of Nahas’ best friends, whom she photographed holding a candy cigarette. The front cover was censored in the UK at the time of the album’s release. It featured a sticker that obscured the cigarette in the putto’s hand and the pack of cigarettes.

    The band name uses Initiales Cristal, an all-caps typeface designed by Rémy Peignot with the help of Adrian Frutiger and first released by Deberny & Peignot in 1953. The decorated Latin caps were reversed, outlined, and stretched for the application. The script used for the title in the speech balloon is Edwin W. Shaar’s Flash Bold (Intertype, 1940).

    [More info on Discogs]

    Back of the single sleeve with  (and ).
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “cristal” and “flash”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Back of the single sleeve with Helvetica (and Helvetica Condensed).

    Color version of Margo Zafer Nahas’s illustration as seen on the cover of the 1984 album (stylized as MCMLXXXIV), released on January 9, 1984.  is used for the Roman numerals. The art direction is credited to Richard Seireeni, David Jellison, and Pete Angelus, [More info on Discogs]
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “cristal”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Color version of Margo Zafer Nahas’s illustration as seen on the cover of the 1984 album (stylized as MCMLXXXIV), released on January 9, 1984. Copperplate Gothic is used for the Roman numerals. The art direction is credited to Richard Seireeni, David Jellison, and Pete Angelus, [More info on Discogs]

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    • Cristal
    • Flash
    • Copperplate Gothic
    • Helvetica
    • Helvetica Condensed

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