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Creole Kings of New Orleans: Volume 1 and 2 album art

Contributed by Bryson Stohr on Mar 31st, 2023. Artwork published in
circa 1992
Volume 1, 1992
Source: Bear Family Records. License: All Rights Reserved.

Volume 1, 1992

Creole Kings of New Orleans is a compilation of 1950s rhythm and blues music by New Orleans artists like Lloyd Price, Clifton Chenier, and Art Neville, from the archives of the record labels Regal, Specialty, and Ebb. It was published in 1992 and 1993 in two volumes, by Specialty Records in the US and by Ace Records in the UK.

The purely typographic covers feature a range of expressive typefaces, including three of Adobe’s early 1990s wood type revivals, Barbara Lind’s Poplar, Joy Redick’s Blackoak, and Kim Buker Chansler’s Birch, complemented by stars and manicules from Adobe Wood Type Ornaments.

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Volume 2, 1993
Source: Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.

Volume 2, 1993

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