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New Dimensions The American Jazz Ensemble

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 4th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    New Dimensions The American Jazz Ensemble 1
    Source: https://www.discogs.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Cover art: Bob Cato.” The design is not explicitly credited, but it is likely Cato who did many other covers for Columbia.

    I was surprised to see Miller & Richard’s Grotesque No. 3 used in a 1960s American design. It was my understanding that Stephenson Blake replaced M&R’s Grotesques with their own when they absorbed the foundry. But maybe this style survived at phototypesetters in the US. Digitally, the closest thing is Founders Grotesk.

    New Dimensions The American Jazz Ensemble 2
    Source: https://www.discogs.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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    1 Comment on “New Dimensions The American Jazz Ensemble”

    1. Apr 21st, 2016  5:43 pm

      Just discovered that ATF’s Times Gothic appears to be a revision of Grotesque No. 4 (which is essentially No. 3 with a lowercase). This is more likely the font used by Columbia/Epic in the U.S.

      1923 ATF catalogue

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