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Cream — “I Feel Free” / “N.S.U.”

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Jun 24th, 2018. Artwork published in
January 1967
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    Cream — “I Feel Free” / “N.S.U.”
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Klaus Hiltscher. License: All Rights Reserved.

    German release (1967) for Cream’s single record I Feel Free (B side: N.S.U.).

    The band name is set in what looks like a customized version of the same typeface that is used for the song titles: Ludlow Black. Ludlow Black itself is close to Cooper Black, differing in details like the truncated feet.

    Using fonts with elongated lower halves was common usance for psychedelica-related design in the 1960s. Instead of stretching Ludlow, the designer could have created a nearly identical design using Somalia, a ready-made ‘platform shoe’ version of Cooper Black.

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    1 Comment on “Cream — “I Feel Free” / “N.S.U.””

    1. Jun 25th, 2018  5:00 am

      LOVE it!

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