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London Calling - The Clash
While the title is hand-designed, the band's name is actually in Helvetica, the popular font developed in 1957.

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Ramones - Ramones
The iconic Ramones band name is in Franklin Gothic Heavy, a sans-serif dating back to 1902.

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Contra - Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend use Futura not only on their cover of Contra, but also in their lyrics: "she never saw bombs exploded in 96 point Futura" (from "Holiday").

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Nevermind - Nirvana
The Nirvana logo we have come to associate with the band is written in the Bodoni typeface, a serif dating back to 1798.

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Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys classic is boldly printed in Cooper Black, a font developed in 1921.

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The band hit the jackpot using a relatively new font, Century Gothic, as the typeface for their name, sticking with it on subsequent albums.

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Stranger Than Fiction - Bad Religion
Bad Religion adopted a standard font for their name early on, choosing Friz Quadrata. The font apparently goes well with punk rock as both Black Flag and The Offspring have also used the typeface.

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Showbiz - Muse
The British band Muse uses Frutiger, a font created in 1975, in their band logo.

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A list of memorable album covers and the fonts they use.

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Posted: 6 years ago at Dec 5 0:58
:D
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Feb 15 13:48
Nice list, quite informative!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 17 3:19
Typography rules. Great list!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Aug 21 6:59
Amazing, I wanna see more !!!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Aug 21 7:12
The London Calling font was made to resemble the font on the first Elvis album from the 50's.
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Feb 2 11:38
Nice List, could be expanded on for sure

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