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Added by Jason on 4 Dec 2011 08:33
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Album Typography

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People who added this item 548 Average listal rating (457 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 236 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Ramones - Ramones
The iconic Ramones band name is in Franklin Gothic Heavy, a sans-serif dating back to 1902.

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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 1390 Average listal rating (1604 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 304 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys classic is boldly printed in Cooper Black, a font developed in 1921.

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People who added this item 748 Average listal rating (573 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
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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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
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.

People who added this item 299 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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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