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Charles Mingus — Mingus Moves

Contributed by Chris Purcell on Apr 26th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Charles Mingus — Mingus Moves 1
    Photo: Chris Purcell. License: All Rights Reserved.

    ITC Avant Garde Gothic appears in tightly spaced caps on the cover of Mingus Moves, the 1973 album by jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus. By employing the alternate 'moving’ M for the second word, the typography subtly comes to life. I wonder why they redrew the G?

    The back cover features the artist’s name in big L&C Hairline, another Lubalin/Carnase creation, towering over four columns of liner notes in Helvetica.

    Art direction by Bob Defrin.

    Charles Mingus — Mingus Moves 2
    License: All Rights Reserved.

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