The Otis Redding Story (1968–1970)
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Photo-Lettering offered 8 variations of Baby Teeth, including a “Dotted” style with dot-shaped counters. This is different, though: The dots are apparently custom additions made for the series logo.
Thanks for posting these extra images, Matthijs! The last one is particularly interesting. The Immortal Otis Redding is different in that it shows the original Baby Teeth, in regard to letterforms and counters. I believe this cover designed by Loring Eutemey was the inspiration for the use of (self-made) Baby Teeth on the French single sleeves. More about it in a separate post.
I’m aware that some sources claim that the first volumes of The Otis Redding Story were released in 1967, and hence predate The Immortal Otis Redding. Discogs dates have to be taken with a grain of salt, though. I believe the 1967 date is incorrect: Redding died on December 10, 1967, and it seems implausible that Stax/Atco France launched their memorial series in the same year. I’ve changed the date of this post to “ca. 1968”.
I’ve also replaced the “modified typeface” tag with “lettering derived from typeface”—this is not a direct use of Baby Teeth. In addition to the S, other letterforms incl. G, N, R, Y are off, too.