Riviera

Riviera (France) / c. 1953

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Design: A terrific example of the 'paper cut-out' graphic style popular in the 1950s. Balance is achieved in this asymmetrical design in the placement of the large-sized horizontal label name against the narrow verticals of the dancing couple, the elements being unified by the white lines of type at the top. Opposites on the colour spectrum are also handled extremely well, providing strong visual interest.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Label scan above courtesy of U.S. collector John Anderson. Alternative colour label scan below courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.;scan of sleeve (below) courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

  




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