Ronald Clyne was a versatile user and early adopter of typefaces, always on the hunt for the next interesting one to put to work in his cover designs for Folkways Records. For this 1967 album of traditional Christmas carols by folk singer Pete Seeger (1919–2014), he went with Basilea. Designed by Markus J. Low, it won the First Prize in VGC’s National Type Face Design Competition of 1965 and was released in 1967. The accompanying sans is Folio Light. (On the CD release, it was replaced by ITC Avant Garde Gothic.) Photography by John Vachon.