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Henri Guédon – Cosmozouk

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 12th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://www.okayafrica.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Album art from the debut release by Martiniquan percussionist Henri Guédon (1944–2006), who also was a painter, sculptor, ceramist, and judoka. Cosmozouk was first released by Epic France in 1974 [Discogs], and re-released by Parisian record store and label Superfly in 2013.

    Named by Lewis Heriz in an interview with OkayAfrica as one of five album covers he loves for various reasons:

    I clearly have a thing for sleeves designed by musicians. Even better if the artwork is by the album’s composer, as it makes the package an even more complete presentation of their artistic expression… I love this painting so much, and while the typography isn’t what you’d expect it’s somehow perfect.

    The linked lowercase letters used for the artist’s name are from Christine Lord’s Oxford, here with a red heartline. The title constitutes an early in-use example of Wolf Magin’s Blackline.

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    Source: https://auktion.catawiki.de License: All Rights Reserved.

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