The Smiths LP Fonts

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Post 12-Mar-2015 22:05

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If you enjoy creating your own Smiths LP / DVD artwork (as i do) !.
You may want to know which fonts were used on the original artwork :?:
The Smiths : Optima
Hatful of Hollow : Grotesque MT Bold (info by LesterLeapsIn)
Meat Is Murder : Antique Olive Compact
The Queen Is Dead : Bodoni & Bodoni Italic (info by LesterLeapsIn)
Strangeways Here We Come : ITC Benguiat Bold & ITC Benguiat Condensed
The World Won't Listen : Rockwell Std Bold (info by LesterLeapsIn)
Louder Than Bombs : Goudy
Rank : Albertus
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DavidA

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Post 14-Mar-2015 10:37 (after 1 day 12 hours)

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Thanks Hipsterdisco. Good post. I'm not sure all of those are 100% correct although I'm sure they look very similar. Doesn't Peepholism list them?
The Hatful font is more likely to be Helvetica. If I recall correctly, Arial only became popular when Microsoft were too cheap to license Helvetica for Windows and substituted something similar.
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Post 14-Mar-2015 18:12 (after 7 hours)

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Thanks Hipsterdisco. Good post. I'm not sure all of those are 100% correct although I'm sure they look very similar. Doesn't Peepholism list them?
The Hatful font is more likely to be Helvetica. If I recall correctly, Arial only became popular when Microsoft were too cheap to license Helvetica for Windows and substituted something similar.
Thanks David,
The digital copy i have of 'Peepholism' doesn't list the LP Fonts.
Perhaps someone with a hard copy can check :?:
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Post 16-Mar-2015 19:13 (after 2 days 1 hour)

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Good post, though I think the fonts used for The Queen is Dead are actually Bodoni and Bodoni Italic. Hatful of Hollow was, I think, Grotesque MT Bold.
I did something similar with the fonts used on the singles a while ago (I have too much free time).
HAND IN GLOVE; THIS CHARMING MAN; WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?; WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING - Optima Bold
HOW SOON IS NOW? - Futura Book
HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW - Grotesque MT Bold
SHEAKESPEARE'S SISTER - Futura Condensed Bold
BARBARISM BEGINS AT HOME - Futura Condensed Bold, Futura Bold
THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE - Helvetica Light Oblique, ITC Symbol Std Black
PANIC - ITC Symbol Black Italic, Antique Olive Compact
BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - Concorde Pro Regular
ASK - ITC Symbol Black Italic, ITC Symbol Std Bold Italic
SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE - Novarese Pro Bold Italic, Novarese Std Bold
THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN - Rockwell Std Bold
SHEILA TAKE A BOW - Garth Graphic Std ExtraBold
GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA - Times New Roman
I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN'T FINISH - LTC Kennerley Bold Italic
STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE - Quorum Std Black
LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME - ITC New Baskerville Black, ITC Cheltenham Light
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Post 17-Mar-2015 22:26 (after 1 day 3 hours)

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Good post, though I think the fonts used for The Queen is Dead are actually Bodoni and Bodoni Italic. Hatful of Hollow was, I think, Grotesque MT Bold.
I did something similar with the fonts used on the singles a while ago (I have too much free time).
HAND IN GLOVE; THIS CHARMING MAN; WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?; WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING - Optima Bold
HOW SOON IS NOW? - Futura Book
HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW - Grotesque MT Bold
SHEAKESPEARE'S SISTER - Futura Condensed Bold
BARBARISM BEGINS AT HOME - Futura Condensed Bold, Futura Bold
THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE - Helvetica Light Oblique, ITC Symbol Std Black
PANIC - ITC Symbol Black Italic, Antique Olive Compact
BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - Concorde Pro Regular
ASK - ITC Symbol Black Italic, ITC Symbol Std Bold Italic
SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE - Novarese Pro Bold Italic, Novarese Std Bold
THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN - Rockwell Std Bold
SHEILA TAKE A BOW - Garth Graphic Std ExtraBold
GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA - Times New Roman
I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN'T FINISH - LTC Kennerley Bold Italic
STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE - Quorum Std Black
LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME - ITC New Baskerville Black, ITC Cheltenham Light
Thank You :D
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Post 19-Mar-2015 22:14 (after 1 day 23 hours)

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Good post, though I think the fonts used for The Queen is Dead are actually Bodoni and Bodoni Italic. Hatful of Hollow was, I think, Grotesque MT Bold.
I did something similar with the fonts used on the singles a while ago (I have too much free time).
HAND IN GLOVE; THIS CHARMING MAN; WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?; WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING - Optima Bold
HOW SOON IS NOW? - Futura Book
HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW - Grotesque MT Bold
SHEAKESPEARE'S SISTER - Futura Condensed Bold
BARBARISM BEGINS AT HOME - Futura Condensed Bold, Futura Bold
THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE - Helvetica Light Oblique, ITC Symbol Std Black
PANIC - ITC Symbol Black Italic, Antique Olive Compact
BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - Concorde Pro Regular
ASK - ITC Symbol Black Italic, ITC Symbol Std Bold Italic
SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE - Novarese Pro Bold Italic, Novarese Std Bold
THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN - Rockwell Std Bold
SHEILA TAKE A BOW - Garth Graphic Std ExtraBold
GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA - Times New Roman
I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN'T FINISH - LTC Kennerley Bold Italic
STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE - Quorum Std Black
LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME - ITC New Baskerville Black, ITC Cheltenham Light
Thank You :D
No problem. Incidentally, the closest match I could find for the second font on the cover for 'Hatful' was Helvetica Neue Pro Cond Heavy.
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