Narodni Diskoteka

Narodni Diskoteka (Czechoslovakia) / c. 1956

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Design: A twin-tailed lion, prominently featured on Czech heraldry, holds a stylized lyre. The label name lettering is beautifully lettered, with the main strokes thickening at the top as they radiate out from the spindle hole. One of Czechoslovakia's most notable calligraphers and type designers was Oldrich Menhart (1897-1962), whose distinctive spiky style seems to have influenced this lettering.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Label scan courtesy of collector Dimitar Malchev of Bulgaria.




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