Burt Bacharach Vinyl Record Cover

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This weekend I was in Virgin and I picked up this Burt Bacharach record. Not because I’m a fan of his music but because I love the slip cover design. So simple but beautiful. Great example of the International Typographic Style. I have to do some investigating and find out who designed this.

Extra credit points for anyone who can name that typeface.

You can check out more photos of this lovely cover on my Flickr page.        

11 Comments on "Burt Bacharach Vinyl Record Cover"

  • Scott says

    it looks like futura bold.

  • david says

    That’s what I thought. I think the dot on the “i’s” were shifted down slightly

  • steven says

    yeah. futura bold is my humble guess as well.

  • Sal says

    Is it still considered the International Graphic Style when it’s not Helvetica?

  • Antonio says

    Sal yes it is. One of the main characteristics of the style is the use of a san-serif, which most of time ends up being Helvetica, but it can be any san-serif typeface. But it’s not a strict rule. I’ve seen designs using serifs that I would consider to be in the International Typographic Style. It’s really a combination of factors that define that style.

  • Tom says

    Listen to the music inside the cover.
    It is even better than the cover.

  • Antonio says

    Ha, I’ll check him out on iTunes.

    As for the typeface, Futura Bold it is. That was an easy one.

  • Who Are These People? says

    The packaging was designed by Farrow.

  • Antonio says

    Awesome thanks for the info.

  • Jay says

    Check out “J dilla’s – ruff draft” sleeve

  • Antonio says

    Jay, I checked it out and it’s nice. Do you know who designed it?