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Bartók. Concerto For Orchestra – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 13th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Bartók. Concerto For Orchestra – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
    Source: http://www.shadeddog.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    The classy wide slab serif that dominates this 1958 record sleeve is probably modeled after some wood type. As far as digital fonts go, Hoosegow is a pretty good match. Unfortunately, Jeff Levine doesn’t mention his source. The website of the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection has several related faces named Antique Extended. Adobe’s Blackoak may be based on a similar wood source. King Tut is in the same ballpark, too.

     

     

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    3 Comments on “Bartók. Concerto For Orchestra – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner”

    1. Oct 16th, 2013  7:45 am

      I believe the wide slab is Egyptian Expanded, first issued in metal by Miller & Richard, then Stephenson Blake. King Tut’s description mentions Egyptian Expanded as a source. Also similar is Egyptian Wide, a slightly different revival by Wooden Type Fonts.

    2. Oct 21st, 2016  6:23 pm

      I have seen many albums of the 60's occupying a kind of Copperplate without beaks, I found ITC Blair but ITC Blair was designed in 1997.

    3. Oct 23rd, 2016  6:49 am

      ITC Blair is actually a revival of a 1900 typeface. But I think this is indeed Copperplate here; the serifs are just softened due to the printing.

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