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A Certain Ratio ‎– “Knife Slits Water” / “Tumba Rumba”

Contributed by Folkert Gorter on Jun 30th, 2018. Artwork published in
September 1982
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    Source: http://soundstation.dk License: All Rights Reserved.

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    From a book about Factory Records which does not credit this design — maybe by Peter Saville? Mark Farrow?

    British post-punk band formed in 1977 in Wythenshawe, Manchester. A Certain Ratio took their name from the lyrics of Brian Eno’s song “The True Wheel”, taken from his album “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)” (1974). — Discogs

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    Source: http://soundstation.dk License: All Rights Reserved.

    Back. “FAC 62” stands for: Factory Records release No. 62.

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    Source: http://soundstation.dk License: All Rights Reserved.

    Vinyl label.

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    1 Comment on “A Certain Ratio ‎– “Knife Slits Water” / “Tumba Rumba””

    1. Jul 2nd, 2018  9:16 pm

      The Palatino italic that we know today in digital form is quite different than this one, with its calligraphic ‘R’ and ‘K’. Here’s a specimen of the metal version. The digital version appears to be based on very small sizes of the metal Palatino, which has these flat-footed legs. See zooms of the Italic and 6pt here:

      Palatino Iitalic crop)
      Palatino (Italic 6pt crop)

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