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Fair-Nick Stars

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Aug 24th, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 1975
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    Fair-Nick Stars
    Source: https://www.flickr.com oopswhoops. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A bichromatic use of Hermann Zapf’s Saphir, for Fair-Nick Stars, a beguine/calypso album recorded by musicians from Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guyana. First cast by Stempel in 1953, the ornamented caps were available for dry-transfer lettering from both Letraset and Mecanorma. The double hyphen is probably a custom creation, made from parts of other glyphs. British Inserat (or Compacta?) is used for the titles. Cover by Gilles Sala, with photography by Jean Civilisé. [Discogs]

    With “Arrêté mal palé”, compiled on Sofrito sampler.
    Rare 1970s French pressing on Capriccio label.

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    • Saphir
    • British Inserat

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