Artiphon Record 2

Artiphon Record (Germany) / c. 1919

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Design: A shadowed 'Gothick' with blobby-serifed mock-medieval decorated initials. The baseline of the word 'Artiphon' follows a gentle arc, the letters retaining their vertical emphasis rather than being splayed outward from a central radius (e.g.the Citizen Record label).
History: Launched in 1919, the Artiphon label was suppressed in the early 1930s when the Nazis came to political power, because of its Jewish ownership. Alternate colour variation (below) courtesy of collector Graham Farnell of the U.K.

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

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