Anchor (U.S.A.) / 1954

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Design: The lettering used for the label name is a typeface named Corvinus, designed by Hungarian-born designer Imre Reiner in the early 1930s, which is of the 'modern' family, with bold verticals and extremely thin horizontals (so-called 'modern' type was developed in the early 1800s by an Italian printer named Giambattista Bodoni). The quadruple underlining goes in stages from the boldest to the lightest weight of line used in the label name. The overarching layout is opposite to the shape of an anchor, which would follow the shape of an inverted arc (but then the label name would have been in the lower segment instead of the upper).

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

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