The Empire

The Empire (U.K.) / 1931

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Design: A plain type-set label featuring a decorative script for the label name and Gill Sans for the rest, a humanistic sans serif designed in 1928 by British lettering artist Eric Gill, and destined to take the world of commercial typesetting by storm.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Label scan courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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