Over There (in the UK)

April 15, 2001 at 11 AM

From the font-obsessed Lines &

From the font-obsessed Lines & Splines we found this link to old Blue Note flyers, ponied up by the Blue ones themselves.

Somehow over a span of several decades, Blue Note managed to permeate “cool” as if it were merely reflecting the light of the moon. Obviously great music helps, but Blue Notes much-heralded design played its role too. These flyers and catalogues are more under-stated than the moody, colour-filtered photos that graced the album covers, but there is still something almost tangible about the look. You can almost smell the cigarette smouldering in the ashtray.



Previously: With Bob Cole and Harry

Subsequently: “Christ Goes to Happy Hour”

April 2001
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