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Dimiter Stoykov ‎– Accordion album art

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Feb 27th, 2022. Artwork published in .
    Dimiter Stoykov ‎– Accordion album art
    Source: www.ebay.com asa_0082 (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Uncredited sleeve design for an album by Bulgarian folk musician and accordionist Dimiter Stoykov (Димитър Стойков, b. 1931), released by state label Balkanton in 1974. The symmetrical illustration featuring doves and flowers is accompanied by multiscript typography: while the Latin part is set in Aurora-Grotesk VII, the Cyrillic text is shown in two typefaces that, to my knowledge, didn’t offer official support for this script.

    Spelling out the album title with glyphs from Gill Kayo was the easier part: all letters in “aкордеон” (“accordion”) could be approximated by repurposing Latin letters: akopgeoH. In Bulgarian Cyrillic, the lowercase letter д (de) can look similar or identical to a Latin single-story g. The only required hack was to make a small cap H for the Cyrillic н (en). For the artist’s name in Tintoretto, the designers had to get more creative: Д (De) is a modified A, and М (Em) and Ъ (hard sign) are completely new creations. Letraset sheets didn’t include a breve accent for й (short i) – but a dot was deemed good enough.

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    • Tintoretto
    • Gill Kayo
    • Edel-Grotesk / Aurora-Grotesk VI–VII

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