Muza 2

Muza (Poland) / 1948

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Design: Here, a tuning fork logo above the spindle hole sends out waves of sound. As a result of carrying enough ink to the broad areas, the small type at the foot is overwhelmed to the point of illegibility. Designs such as this, when printed letterpress, would ideally be printed in two separate passes through the press, so that the amount of ink carried by the rollers could be lessened or increased to achieve optimum quality; the designer should have been aware of the difficulties and limitations presented by the printing process.

History: Owned by the state during the Communist era. 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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