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“St. Helena” / “Fahrt ins Abenteuer” – Freddy Quinn

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Feb 5th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    “St. Helena” / “Fahrt ins Abenteuer” – Freddy Quinn
    Source: http://images.45cat.com Polydor Records Germany/Universal Music Group. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Freddy Quinn is a Viennese singer of Irish descent. He was very successful in Germany’s Schlager music scene. The above album art was for that of Quinn’s German single St. Helena, from the soundtrack of a film in which he starred entitled Haie an Bord. The colorful titles are set in Expressa Line, very similar to Photo-Lettering’s Filmsense (designed at Push Pin Studios c. 1970).

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    2 Comments on ““St. Helena” / “Fahrt ins Abenteuer” – Freddy Quinn”

    1. Jun 1st, 2019  6:30 pm

      I think this is actually Expressa Line, Typeshop’s copy of Filmsense A. In Expressa Line, the spine in S is smoother, and the fine lines are to the outside of this letter. In Filmsense, they are in the center. Also in t, the fine lines are to the right of the stem in Filmsense, but to the left in the German knockoff. The most striking difference is Expressa’s a with a stem that doesn’t flow into the bowl.

    2. Jun 20th, 2019  1:10 pm

      Can’t believe the similarities! And I guess the basic structure was that much like Expressa’s.

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