Rytmi

Rytmi (Finland) / 1950

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Design: A bold, rhythmic script for the label name, with lightweight triple underlining, cropped at the same angle as the lettering. The lowercase stroke endings are squared off at the top and bottom, unusual for brush script lettering, which would usually be rounded (as at the foot of the 'i'). The treatment of the lettering is similar to the Cupol label, and may have been a product of the same art studio.

History: Label scans courtesy of collector Jukka Kettunen of Finland, who notes that this session was recorded in Finland in 1950. There were many variations of this label (see below), which was evidently a subsidiary of the New York-based Rhythm label, with connections both to Decca and the 'Levy Purist' company of Finland.






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