Mercury 2

Mercury (Canada) / c. 1956

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Design: A very 50s-looking positive/negative logo of a human head, though Mercury, the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hermes (the messenger) is usually portrayed as wearing a winged helmet.

History: Mercury Records was formed in New York around 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge, and bought out by Philips in 1961.

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