ca. 1970 ?
Face Photosetting (1968–1980)
Katherine by Castcraft, ca. 1986
Submitted by Simon Robinson on 20 February 2004 - 10:05am
Hi People; I’m working on a CD reissue of Deep Purple’s EMI UK album Burn, issued in 1974. That year someone used a commercial typeface for a band logo for posters, tour prog etc. (though it didn’t appear on the LP). The logo was then used on the next album Stormbringer (1974) and a live album Made In Europe (1976) — which also used the font extensively for the credits etc.
I thought it was a Letragraphica font (yes I’m old enough to remember them!) but enquiries there have drawn a blank (though whether anyone there now was there 30 years ago is unlikely!). I’ll add a copy of the logo but I’ve seen it used in body copy without the outline, so this may have been added by the ad agency responsible. I appreciate any help anyone can give me. Simon
Just A Gigolo, 1978. directed by David Hemmings and starring David Bowie.
Peter Valentine Timlett – The Power Of The Serpent, 1976
Deep Purple – Stormbringer, 1974
Chris Barber – Drat That Fratle Rat!, 1973
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra – Big Band Sounds, 1970
Thanks: Robert Trogman and Tobi van Heart, Robert Donona
update: March 10, 2020