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Casiopea – Mint Jams album art

Contributed by Noah Rezentes on Jan 31st, 2022. Artwork published in .
    Casiopea – Mint Jams album art 1
    Source: www.popsike.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Mint Jams is the seventh album and the second live album by Japanese jazz-fusion band Casiopea, released on May 12, 1982 by Alfa Records.

    The band name is shown on the label of the jam jar, in Stan Conform. Filmotype Flare is used for the album title. The back cover combines Helvetica Black Italic with all-caps Univers Italic. Design and illustration by Masao Hiruma/Testpattern, with art direction from Toshinao Tsukui.

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    Casiopea – Mint Jams album art 2
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    • Filmotype Flare & Ebony
    • Stan Conform
    • Helvetica
    • Univers

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    5 Comments on “Casiopea – Mint Jams album art”

    1. emily says:
      Apr 7th, 2022 5:07 am

      I mean not to doubt you, but i cannot seem to find much mention of either Stan Conform or Flare/Ebony anywhere else online, and I’m certainly curious how you got the fonts to make the examples. If you have them as a download, please let me know.

    2. Hi Emily, this record cover is from the early 1980s, and was made with predigital fonts. Not all typeface designs have been digitized. When you go to our respective typeface pages, you often can find more info. For Stan Conform, I’m not aware of a digital version. The sample we show is made from a scan from an old type specimen. Several of the designs listed under Related Typefaces are available in digital form. For Flare and its oblique companion Ebony, the sample was made using OPTI Flare, for the lack of a better option. That font is a limited 1990s digitization by Castcraft, a company from Chicago that no longer exists, or at least no longer sells any font licenses. Their fonts are considered abandonware. OK for making a sample, but not good enough for any actual design work, in terms of technical quality, but also for moral and legal reasons.

    3. emily says:
      Apr 7th, 2022 2:26 pm

      thank you Florian! was aware these were pre-digital, just curious on how the process was done, thank you. needed these fonts for a personal project, but i can use whats all been mentioned and managed to recreate enough of Conform for what i need.

    4. That’s great to hear! You probably found this yourself already: the Klingspor Museum has a pdf about designer Stan Davis, with a glyph set for Stan Control. It’s not exactly high-res, but thanks to the typeface’s geometric build, you can pretty easily redraw it, if necessary.

    5. Well Florian, I recreated Conform on fontstruct. Here’s the link: fontstruct.com/fontstructio…

    6. That’s great to hear, thank you! I’ve added this info to the typeface page. Oh, and happy belated birthday, Bryson!

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