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Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder album art

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jun 28th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder album art
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    “THE SIDEWINDER” appears to be lettering based on Standard Extra Condensed or some other gothic.

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    2 Comments on “Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder album art”

    1. I am under the impression that “THE SIDEWINDER” has been assembled manually from a photostated alphabet Miles might have picked up somewhere — the same letters, with the same little defects (the clumsy-looking W, the R with a slight bump in the lower right part of the stem), show up in other Blue Note sleeves :

    2. Two other examples of the same alphabet in use, with the same slightly-damaged R. Moreover, in “THE TURNAROUND”, the horizontal bar of the Ts has been cut off at one end, or both, to reduce letterspacing (a trick already used in the Grant Green sleeve above).

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