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April 30, 2010 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Where music geekery and typographical geekery intersect: Rock That Font looks knowledgeably at the typography of notable album covers.
posted by acb (7 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Tangentally Related....
posted by schmod at 7:55 AM on April 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Supergroup This Mortal Coil...

Now, there's a phrase I never thought I'd hear.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:33 AM on April 30, 2010


Thorzdad: "there's a phrase I never thought I'd hear"

It's the first thing that wikipedia says about them.
posted by idiopath at 10:40 AM on April 30, 2010


This is cool. I want to see them get into some funk and prog record covers. That's some fun type.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 10:44 AM on April 30, 2010


This is cool. I want to see them get into some funk and prog record covers. That's some fun type.

Yeah, I want some history on the logos and typography for acts like Asia, the Alan Parsons Project, Marillion, Yes, Pink Floyd, and so on. I'm sure an entire book could be written on each of them.
posted by spitefulcrow at 11:51 AM on April 30, 2010


Similar is the ScreenFonts series of articles on the FontFeed. An analysis of the typography of current movie posters.
posted by bburky at 12:48 PM on April 30, 2010


One thing I've noticed in prepping cover scans for my CD collection (which often involves some re-typesetting if I'm feeling particularly anal that day) -- Futura is everywhere.
posted by Lazlo at 4:26 PM on April 30, 2010


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