Odeon 2

Odeon (Brazil) / c. 1949

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Design: The brush-scripted logo features a conflicting mix of left- and right-leaning stresses to the counters (interior spaces of the letters), with the decorative curlicues on the first two letters also leaning in opposite directions. The extreme left-leaning stress to the 'o' is a carry-over from the roman lettering in the Odeon label which appeared around 1920; the original script logo, which made its appearance shortly thereafter (1924), did not follow that style.

History: As the previous page. According to Wikipedia, "Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in Bahia, Brazil, and with its roots Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly Angola and the Congo. It is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival. Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions, samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity."


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


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