Album cover font

Brendony7's picture

From a 1963 Wayne King album (Decca label).Thanks so much in advance for your help!

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donshottype's picture

The lettering looks like it was done with a flat pen as a softened version of a Textura design with Anglicized capitals. The repeating letters seem pretty much the same, so I suspect this was a font from the photo lettering era that, as far as I can find out has not been digitized.
I can offer substitutes that have some of the flavor of the lettering, mainly for the lower case, but are not all that close:
Kingthings Petrock Pro
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/cheapprofonts/kingthings-petrock-pro/
Claudius
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/rmu/claudius/
Fine Gothic
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/finefonts/fine-gothic/
Clairvaux
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/clairvaux/
Goudy Text
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/goudy-text/
Perhaps there is something closer?
Don

donshottype's picture

In the ballpark, Davis:


A Solofont included in the Dover Calligraphic book and CD pack.
Don

George Thomas's picture

I think Don is right. The spacing and continuity in forms tend to say "phototype". I too tried to find it but I have very little in the way of British specimens. Decca was originally a British label so the cover may have been done there.

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