Cleveland Jazz Club

Cleveland Jazz Club (U.S.A.) / c. 1953

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Design: This production was evidently not made for point-of-purchase sale to the general public, but only made available to a select group of local jazz aficionados, so the listing of musicians and their instruments was considered to be of more importance than visual appeal. The widely-letterspaced word 'Cleveland,' set in stub-serifed Goudy Extra Bold, is roughly cut-and-pasted to only approximately follow the roughly-drawn semicircular 'sun' design occupying the upper segment, while the rest of the label name is not letterpaced at all. The imprinting in the lower segment is also very roughly done, being composed in some very worn fonts of Gill Sans, incompatibly mixed with Garamond Italic, with a few lines of Copperplate Gothic thrown in at the foot.

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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