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Glass Bead Games by Clifford Jordan Quartet

Contributed by Mark Butchko on Nov 27th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    Glass Bead Games by Clifford Jordan Quartet 1
    Photo: Mark Butchko. License: All Rights Reserved.

    This double album was released in 1974 by Clifford Jordan.

    The typeface featured on the cover is called Wexford. It was designed by Richard Schlatter and released as a three weight (Light, Medium, Bold) typeface family in 1972. Wexford was part of a wave of similar typeface designs released in the late 60/early 70s that were all built on a very circular, strictly-geometric structure. A few of the more popular examples include Burko, Pump, ITC Ronda, and Horatio.

    Specifically, it is Wexford Light that is used here. Set in the “tight but not touching” style that was ubiquitous throughout the 1970s.

    Wexford Light full alphabet.
    Photo: Mark Butchko. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Wexford Light full alphabet.

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    1 Comment on “Glass Bead Games by Clifford Jordan Quartet”

    1. Robert King says:
      Jun 5th, 2019  1:37 pm

      This typeface and this album cover design are both so beautiful and work so well together!

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