Gryf 1

Gryf (Poland) / c. 1910

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Design: A bold, attractive design that features the mythical eagle-lion hybrid beast known as the griffin, an image dating from far antiquity. The label name is hand-lettered in both Cyrillic and roman letterforms (though the artist seems to have been more comfortable with Cyrillic; note the awkward roman G). The song title is typeset in a gorgeous Western-style shadowed block-serif font that was often used on posters.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Lucyna Lachowicz of Poland.


Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):


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