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13 by Black Sabbath

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 19th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    13 by Black Sabbath 1
    Source: http://zipdesign.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.

    The cover of the new Black Sabbath album – the first studio album with original singer Ozzy Osbourne since 1978 – uses a modified setting of ITC Serif Gothic (Herb Lubalin and Tony Di Spigna, 1972). Via @lubalincenter.

    For the godfathers of heavy metal the concept for 13 came from a pagan influence of a burning wicker effigy. The setting for this is based in the British countryside at dusk to really set the scene and stamp the band’s roots into the artwork.

    See a video of how the cover was created on Zip Design’s website (photography by Jonathan Knowles, wicker sculpture by Spencer Jenkins).

    13 by Black Sabbath 2
    Source: http://zipdesign.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.
    13 by Black Sabbath 3
    Source: http://zipdesign.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.
    13 by Black Sabbath 4
    Source: http://zipdesign.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.
    13 by Black Sabbath 5
    Source: http://blacksabbath.bravado.de License: All Rights Reserved.
    Posters advertising the new release in Berlin, Germany
    Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Posters advertising the new release in Berlin, Germany

    Posters advertising the new release in Berlin, Germany
    Source: http://www.black-sabbath.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    The first single of the album is God is Dead?, released on April 19, 2013. Here, the band logo in the modified ITC Serif Gothic has been paired with a title set in generic Futura caps.

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