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Bill Evans – Speak Low album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 3rd, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1969
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    Bill Evans – Speak Low album art 1
    Source: www.discogs.com Discogs. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Speak Low is a reissue of a hard bop/cool jazz album by Bill Evans, recorded September 18 and 27, 1956 in New York City and originally released as New Jazz Conceptions in 1957. This pressing by Riverside Records from New York was distributed in the UK (1967?) and Germany (1969), with a cover designed by German graphic artist Peter Penner.

    I like how all the type is relegated to the edge of the cover, in a relatively small size – a solution that nicely corresponds to the title. The chosen typeface isn’t faint at all, though. First cast around 1892, Kalligraphia was reproduced in Ludwig Petzendorfer’s Schriftenatlas, Neue Folge (1903–1905), and rediscovered in the mid 1960s.

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    Bill Evans – Speak Low album art 2
    Source: www.hhv.de License: All Rights Reserved.
    The track list, credits, and Alun Morgan’s liner notes are set in .
    Source: www.hhv.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    The track list, credits, and Alun Morgan’s liner notes are set in Akzidenz-Grotesk.

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