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Harlem Song marketing and album

Contributed by Sam Berlow on Jan 19th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    Harlem Song marketing and album 1
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    One of Gail Anderson’s first projects as Creative Director of Design at SpotCo, a NYC-based advertising agency that focuses on the entertainment industry.

    Harlem Song marketing and album 2
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    5 Comments on “Harlem Song marketing and album”

    1. Jan 19th, 2016  9:28 pm

      This is a fun mix of type inspired by screen printed and wood type posters of yore. The red shadow on Radio doesn’t work so well, though.

    2. Jan 19th, 2016  9:34 pm

      The main type appears to be inspired by Dimensional, a Photo-Lettering design by Dave Davison (see also Double D NF). As a reference to the frequent flipping of marquee lettering, the ‘M’ is a rotated ‘W’.

    3. Sep 6th, 2017  8:51 pm

      Davison Dimensional (above) may have been modeled after a typeface cast by Besley (Fann Street Foundry) in c.1860. The two letters reproduced as #210 in Nicolete Gray’s Nineteenth Century Ornamented Typefaces (2nd ed., 1976) are shown below.

    4. Oct 20th, 2018  5:30 pm
    5. Mar 24th, 2019  8:34 am

      Here’s another 19th-century appearance:

      Sign Writing and Glass Embossing, 1890
      Sign Writing and Glass Embossing, 1890

      Maybe it’s time for a new entry for the source typeface.

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