a steinweiss, and a steinweiss scrawl

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The Decca one is a late Steinweiss. I have never seen one that looked just like this. The Columbia one is way too late to have been designed by Steinweiss. But they used his font for the cover, Steinweiss scrawl. Steinweiss scrawl was invented by him to solve a design problem: covers in the 1940s had enormous quantities of information on them. How do you put all this info without interfering with the overall design? It is a brilliant solution. On this late cover, the font is adapted to a new use – lots of info, but the font itself is the main design element.

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