Live At The Montague Arms, Vol. 1–4
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Transpontine has more info about The Montague Arms and additional images of these records, including the cover of a follow-up release from 1977, named “Live at the New Montague Arms”. The sleeve again is credited to “Ed Berry for Pineburn Press Ltd.” I’m not sure whether these letterforms are from an obscure predigital typeface, or custom drawn. As always, pointers are welcome.
Sources on News Plantin date it to 1979 (which is the date given in Slinn/Carter/Southall) or 1978. It originated with the Observer newspaper’s installation of a Monotype Lasercomp (1976) for page makeup. (According to Paul Luna’s fascinating 1986 Designer article on contemporary newspaper design, Small Print, they commissioned it since Monotype didn’t have a lot of newspaper faces available, because of their prior specialism in book printing.)
Thank you, Blythwood! I’ve changed News Plantin to Plantin for this entry and also for the other one that predates the creation of News Plantin.