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Barron Knights – Don’t Let the Germans Pinch Your Sunbeds!

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 14th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://leftearrightearvinylfrontier.blogspot.de Shelf-Stacker. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Shelf-Stacker comments:

    I guess, if this 1987 LP by the Barron Knights is anything to go by, the Brexit vote wasn’t such a shock after all.

    It includes the classic ode to Anglo-French relations, Stick To Selling Onions (The Chunnel Song). Stitch me up nurse, my sides are splitting.

    This is a prime example for the stereotypical use of blackletter to reference (Nazi) Germany. It’s also another proof that apparently it’s impossible to let Fette Fraktur go unmodified. In this case, the modifications — open bottom counter in ‘B’, shortened tentacle in ‘K’ — are probably accidental, and to be blamed on the production process (involving dry-transfer letters?). The second face is Albertus by German-Jewish designer Berthold Wolpe, who emigrated to England in 1935 and later was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). If that was a conscious choice, my helmet’s off to you, Mr Goodall!

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