Grammophon (Germany) / 1946

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Design: A simplified version of Nipper listening to his phonograph, but scaled fairly large in the upper segment ('Die Stimme Seines Herrn,' in the lower segment, translates to 'His Master's Voice'). The label name is set in ultra-bold caps, a Victorian-era style which though always having been available to designers, was seldom seen on record labels, but suddenly became fashionable in the 1940s.

History: Founded by Emile Berliner in 1898 as the German branch of his phonograph business venture, Deutsche Grammophon was linked to the British Gramophone Co. and American Victor, but the connection was severed with the onset of WWI (Wikipedia).

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