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Roxette – Joyride album cover

Contributed by Thomas Evensson on May 28th, 2021. Artwork published in
March 1991
Roxette – Joyride album cover
Mattias Edwall. License: All Rights Reserved.

Their third album in Sweden, but second in the rest of the world, Joyride established Roxette as a real band. Designed by EMI in-house designer/producer Kjell Andersson with help from Roxette. Kjell was very into Futura at this period – here using the Bold in all lowercase –, and considering none of this was made in Photoshop it really is a masterpiece! It was released on vinyl, CD, MC, DCC and MD, with all sleeves being the same except for the cassettes where they cropped it in portrait mode of course.

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5 Comments on “Roxette – Joyride album cover”

  1. The logo is actually using Futura Bold; the extra bold weight is heavier.

  2. Right you are, my bad. Thanks for the correction.

  3. Emmanuel R says:
    Nov 24th, 2022 1:31 am

    I like how they had to use an uppercase J for the joyride part on the album cover art. They probably encountered a problem when they saw that the lowercase j looked like an i since the creator intentionally never put a tail on the j when the font was published in 1927.

  4. Good observation, Emmanuel!

  5. Emmanuel R says:
    Dec 7th, 2022 5:49 am

    Thanks, Florian,

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