Sun 1

Sun (U.S.A.) / 1956

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Design: A crowing rooster standing on a fence welcomes the rising sun, which is centred on the centre hole. The sun's rays are screened back to give a multicolour effect to this two-colour printing job. Note how the shadow behind the main lettering is positioned, as if caused by the sun, to heighten the visual effect. The outer border is composed of a music staff filled with arbitrarily-placed notes.

History: Launched in 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee by Sam Phillips, and still in operation. Best known for being the launching pad for the careers of such musical luminaries as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.

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