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Gilles Marchal single record covers, 1967–1970

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Nov 28th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1967
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    1967: Le Pere Noel Est Mort ‎(EP record); the track listing appears to use .
    Source: www.cdandlp.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    1967: Le Pere Noel Est Mort ‎(EP record); the track listing appears to use Alternate Gothic.

    Gilles Marchal (Paris 1944 – Le Chesnay 2013) was a French singer, composer and songwriter who celebrated his heyday as a chansonnier in the early 1970s.

    Leading up to that, his record company, the Paris-based Disc’Az, released two handfuls of single records and EP records presenting Marchal as a solo artist. Most record covers show the singer’s name at the top, set in capitals from Roger Excoffon’s Banco with apparently the same letter spacing every time – as if his name was kept at hand as a logotype in the record company’s design department.

    This does not hold true for the fonts used for the track listing and other information: here, a mishmash of sans serifs has been deployed without giving the impression of a ‘visual identity’ of either record company or singer.

    [More info on Discogs]

    1968: “Dieu Qu'elle Était Belle / Ne Pleure Pas Ma Mie” (single record). Track listing set in an unidentified sas serif, and all caps Futura.
    Source: www.discogs.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    1968: “Dieu Qu'elle Était Belle / Ne Pleure Pas Ma Mie” (single record). Track listing set in an unidentified sas serif, and all caps Futura.

    1968: Le Chanteur d’Amour (EP record). The track listing in alternating line colors is set in Alternate Gothic.
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    1968: Le Chanteur d’Amour (EP record). The track listing in alternating line colors is set in Alternate Gothic.

    Back cover of Le Chanteur d’Amour. Information set in a few weights and styles of . The condensed sans serif with a single storey a is yet to be identified; the bottom line features .
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    Back cover of Le Chanteur d’Amour. Information set in a few weights and styles of Futura. The condensed sans serif with a single storey a is yet to be identified; the bottom line features Brush Script.

    1969: “Summer Wine / Ma Belle” (single record). The track names use .
    Source: loreille-cassee.over-blog.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    1969: “Summer Wine / Ma Belle” (single record). The track names use Filmotype Ginger.

    1969: “Comme Un Etranger Dans La Ville / Nous Vivrons Tous Les Trois” (single record). Track names and information are set in two widths of .
    Source: www.paruvendu.fr License: All Rights Reserved.

    1969: “Comme Un Etranger Dans La Ville / Nous Vivrons Tous Les Trois” (single record). Track names and information are set in two widths of Folio Condensed.

    1969: “Window Seat”, a duet by Gilles Marchal & Martine Habib. The sans serif used for the track title is yet unidentified.
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    1969: “Window Seat”, a duet by Gilles Marchal & Martine Habib. The sans serif used for the track title is yet unidentified.

    1970: “L’Étoile Filante / Quand Je Te Regarde Vivre” (single record). The song title names are set in Alternate Gothic.
    Source: www.cdandlp.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    1970: “L’Étoile Filante / Quand Je Te Regarde Vivre” (single record). The song title names are set in Alternate Gothic.

    1970: “Pauvre Buddy River / Je M’en Vais Dans Un Avion” (single record); Futura is used for the track names.
    Source: www.amazon.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    1970: “Pauvre Buddy River / Je M’en Vais Dans Un Avion” (single record); Futura is used for the track names.

    1970: “Non Non Personne” ‎(single record), track names set in Folio Medium Condensed.
    Source: jenolekolo.over-blog.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    1970: “Non Non Personne” ‎(single record), track names set in Folio Medium Condensed.

    Typefaces

    • Banco
    • Alternate Gothic
    • Futura
    • Brush Script
    • Filmotype Ginger
    • Folio
    • Folio Condensed
    • unidentified typeface

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