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Sounds Of The Sea Vol. 1, Folkways Records reissues

Contributed by Love Lagerkvist on Jun 21st, 2017. Artwork published in .
    Source: License: All Rights Reserved.

    With its grass-green color, melting motif and curiously centered composition, this 1966 reissue of the 1952 field recording Sounds Of The Sea Vol. 1 feels like something pulled directly out of Trend List.

    The fonts in use are the bold condensed weights of the Venus series.

    Source: License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Discogs archive documents blue (1961), yellow and light green (1966) cover variations.


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    3 Comments on “Sounds Of The Sea Vol. 1, Folkways Records reissues”

    1. Jun 21st, 2017  10:02 pm

      Beautiful. Longing for a digital version of Venus Bold Condensed…

    2. Jun 22nd, 2017  6:46 am

      There is Font Bureau’s Vonness. This family is not on Type Network (yet), but my understanding is that it is available for licensing on request. The family comes in 4 widths, each in 7 weights, all with italics. Here is the Compressed range:

      Vonness reintroduces the angled terminals on the arms of ‘E’ and ‘F’. They were part of Bauer’s original Venus, but got straightened later.

    3. Peiran Tan says:
      Nov 6th, 2017  3:47 pm

      Production Type is preparing Mars, which revives Venus’s extended and condensed. Only two styles so far.

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