Lee Perry – Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread album art
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a sample of Berthold’s Herkules somehow found its way from Germany, 1899, to Jamaica, 1978
I think I found the missing link: Face Photosetting in London adopted the face in the early 1970s. It was added to the library of German typesetting service Fürst in 1973, who named it Herkules ’73 to distinguish it from their existing Herkules (i.e. Filmotype Hercules). It’s also listed in the E1 catalog (1974) by Berthold Fototypes, who had yet another Herkules. This info has now been added to the typeface page.
Ah, that seems to be the link, indeed. Another possibility would be that the letters were reproduced via photos of the type in a catalog, but – assuming the designers had a page at hand with all the capitals at a large size – this indirect way of typesetting would certainly have been visible in the sharpness of the letters on the cover.