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Ruins – First Aid Kit

Contributed by Patrice Barnabé on Jan 21st, 2018. Artwork published in
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    First Aid Kit — Ruins cover
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    First Aid Kit — Ruins cover

    Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit newest release Ruins (2018) features the typeface Tango, from logotype to video titles and promotional communication.

    First Aid Kit — Ruins cover
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    Logo

    First Aid Kit — Ruins cover
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    Swedish duo in front of advert in Shoreditch, London

    First Aid Kit — Ruins cover
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    Fireworks videoclip title

    First Aid Kit — Ruins cover
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    It's a Shame videoclip title

    First Aid Kit — Ruins cover
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    Instagram feed

    First Aid Kit — Ruins cover
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    Tote bag

    Ruins – First Aid Kit 8
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    4 Comments on “Ruins – First Aid Kit”

    1. Jan 21st, 2018  9:28 pm

      The band logo features a few details — swash ‘r’, terminal form for ‘d’ — that are neither included in the digital versions of Tango, nor in Colin Brignall’s original design, as this Letraset sheet suggests.

      They are probably customizations, and feel very appropriate. Interestingly, similar details are present in the logo for the movie Last Tango in Paris (1972), designed by Joe Caroff, which, as Stephen has noted, must have served as Brignall’s inspiration.

    2. Jan 21st, 2018  10:36 pm

      I think the wordmark of the band is very well done, and the tight tracking creates nice ligatures. Also interesting to note that the straight version of the logo/wordmark is different, with a straight base of the F and short/regular terminal for the ‘d’ (see vinyl picture).

      Credits to be confirmed, but might be Montreal-based graphic design studio Storey Elementary. They have created artwork for previous First Aid Kit albums.

    3. Jan 22nd, 2018  2:24 pm

      Storey Elementary have confirmed that this is their work.

    4. Robert King says:
      Aug 20th, 2019  10:19 pm

      This whole design system is excellent. I love seeing Tango in an contemporary usage—I don’t see it often enough! Here is their poster for the band’s tour. 

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