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Leon Sash – I Remember Newport

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jan 10th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Leon Sash – I Remember Newport
    Source: https://letterformarchive.org Image: Letterform Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Laini (née Sylvia Abernathy) designed several record covers for Chicago-based Delmark Records in the 1960s. She is one of the few African American women of the period to be credited as a designer.

    Read more about Laini in a piece by Florence Fu at Letterform Archive:

    For Leon Sash’s I Remember Newport, Abernathy continues to play with contrast, but in a more subdued composition appropriate for the accordionist’s feel-good, straight-forward tunes. Abernathy simplifies the graphic of the American flag with a few stripes of red and white and a black-and-white image of Sash in place of the field of stars. The album is topped off with stacked blue type, set in a solid Playbill and an outlined Grotesque No. 9.

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    • Grotesque No. 9

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