Lumen 1

Lumen (France) / c. 1936

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Design: The upper segment is entirely occupied by the label name lettering, at the centre of which is an insect (a bee?) superimposed on a fine-line grid (the strings of a lyre?). What the relationship of these elements to the label name is remains unknown. The monoline lettering is awkwardly drawn, but the overall image is strong.

History: Unknown. Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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