Hollywood Song Book

Hollywood Song Book 1957

This is another album brought home from radio station WAMV by my father,who worked there as a radio engineer. I think this is an interesting use of type along with icons of movie equipment and costumes.

The Shearing Spell

The Shearing Spell

I like this cover now ,but wouldn’t have given it much notice a few years ago. This was created by a designer ,illustrator and production artist, using mechanical paste-up with the illustration and type on separate layers. The type would have been sent out to a “type-house” and sent back to the production artist on a white, waxed on the back, photocopy. These were not the ‘good-old-days. The digital process is better,but I think the art of typesetting is lost.

The Lee Evens Trio album cover

The Lee Evens Trio album cover

I like this cover. I’ve used black torn paper on some of my illustrations.

 

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