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The Weeknd – Dawn FM album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 15th, 2022. Artwork published in
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    The Dawn FM album logo, isolated
    Robert Beatty / XO. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Dawn FM album logo, isolated

    Dawn FM is the new album by Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd, released on January 7, 2022 by XO and Republic Records.

    Robert Beatty did the artwork for the various collector’s editions as well as the accompanying single releases, and also provided the initial type treatments. The layouts were subsequently done in-house by the XO team.

    The album title is shown as a combination of Klarissa – a freebie digitization of Titania (before 1906) – in three-dimensional lowercase letters, tightly spaced; and “FM” in caps from Shatter, embellished with a contour and airbrush-like chrome and highlight effects. The third font in use in Simplement, another freebie digitization, this time of a face called Cut-In, which like Shatter was originally issued by Letraset in 1973. It’s occasionally used for the artist’s name and additional titles, in all lowercase, on the records as well as on merch.

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    Collector’s 01 vinyl edition (front cover), with art by Robert Beatty
    Robert Beatty / XO. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Collector’s 01 vinyl edition (front cover), with art by Robert Beatty

    The standard album cover features a dramatically aged and bearded version of The Weeknd, shot by Matilda Finn. The Alternate World edition shown here has a sticker with a simplified variant of the album logo and the appendix set in Cut-In.
    Source: shop.theweeknd.com XO. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The standard album cover features a dramatically aged and bearded version of The Weeknd, shot by Matilda Finn. The Alternate World edition shown here has a sticker with a simplified variant of the album logo and the appendix set in Cut-In.

    Standard vinyl edition (record)
    Source: shop.theweeknd.com XO. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Standard vinyl edition (record)

    Collector’s 01 vinyl edition (gatefold, records)
    Source: shop.theweeknd.com XO. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Collector’s 01 vinyl edition (gatefold, records)

    Collector’s 02 vinyl edition (front cover), with art by Robert Beatty
    Source: shop.theweeknd.com XO. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Collector’s 02 vinyl edition (front cover), with art by Robert Beatty

    “Take My Breath (Extended)” single (cover), with art by Robert Beatty
    Robert Beatty / XO. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Take My Breath (Extended)” single (cover), with art by Robert Beatty

    “Take My Breath” single (cover), with art by Robert Beatty, featuring more dimensional Klarissa
    Robert Beatty / XO. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Take My Breath” single (cover), with art by Robert Beatty, featuring more dimensional Klarissa

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    • Titania
    • Shatter
    • Cut-In

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