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I agree, at least about the “Crowded House” font. Looks really cheesy. If they had given it a slightly distressed or weathered look it might work okay, but its slick CG aesthetic is really out of place.

I had a similar issue with the Out of Silence cover, which looked like it was tossed together by an intern in 20 minutes. The title font is pretty bad there too. Come to think of it, Intriguer’s artwork was pretty scattershot and unconvincing too.


I think the “Dreamers are Waiting” font is actually part of Nick’s artwork though and it doesn’t bother me aesthetically, but it looks like it’s trying to emulate a Middle Eastern writing style. Seems like a weird choice.

I think album covers are an important part of the experience actually so such complaints are totally valid in my view, not superficial or petty.

At least on the vinyl copies the cover isn't tainted by the fonts. There is just a small sticker on the top left had corner with the band and album names (presumably on the plastic, not the cover itself). I really like the album artwork, and I think somebody made a good call not having fonts on the LP cover.

@slowpogo posted:

I agree, at least about the “Crowded House” font. Looks really cheesy. If they had given it a slightly distressed or weathered look it might work okay, but its slick CG aesthetic is really out of place.

I had a similar issue with the Out of Silence cover, which looked like it was tossed together by an intern in 20 minutes. The title font is pretty bad there too. Come to think of it, Intriguer’s artwork was pretty scattershot and unconvincing too.


I think the “Dreamers are Waiting” font is actually part of Nick’s artwork though and it doesn’t bother me aesthetically, but it looks like it’s trying to emulate a Middle Eastern writing style. Seems like a weird choice.

I think album covers are an important part of the experience actually so such complaints are totally valid in my view, not superficial or petty.

Agree, not superficial or petty at all. Typography is an art form, distinct from painting. That’s what graphic designers are for, which isn’t to say that painters can’t do type.

From memory, the typeface used on TOLM and TA was not designed by Nick? Not sure about the other records.

DAW is the weakest, typographically, of all the covers IMHO.

FWIW the difference between a typeface and a font: https://snowball.digital/blog/...-font-and-a-typeface

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I got my digipak in the mail, and now that I'm looking at a physical printing, I have to say the typography makes more sense. Maybe it's the slight grain of the paper, but the titles look like they're on the same plane as the artwork, as opposed to how they look artificially pasted on top in the digital image. It all looks more "of a piece." Still not my favorite typefaces but they're not too offensive on the digipak.

@lcw_ckw posted:

Anyone else noticed on the vinyl lyrics booklet that on Playing with Fire the opening line is

TTHE CHAIRMAN'S LOOKING OUT FOR ME?

Clearly a typo however I wonder if it was spotted and corrected. Could make some more unique.

Yes I know its only an extra T 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

There are a couple typos in the vinyl booklet that were fixed in the CD booklet.

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