Music for Type Legends Record Single for TypeRadio
Using a few of Ed's signature typefaces, we designed this record sleeve for Typeradio's Music for Type Legends. The single contains two compositions by Jacq Palinckx.
(A) Alphabet With Drum Solo (2:21) and
(B) Gothic Alphabet With Organ Solo (2:50)
(The following text is by Typeradio) “After years in the making, the Type Legends box was finally published. Type Legends? Yes, Typeradio thought it would be a good idea to interview four persons who influenced their lives and the (typo-)graphic design field in general: Wim Crouwel, Ed Benguiat, Adrian Frutiger and Gerrit Noordzij. Living legends if you'd ask the good people from Typeradio. They extensively talked to them for this series, but that wasn't enough. Typeradio thought that they would wrong them by simply publishing these interviews online and felt this was a perfect moment to honour these legends with a special publication. After we interviewed the four legends, every interview was handed over to a different band. Each band – Supercity, The Walt, Legowelt & Jac Palinckx – composed and recorded two songs for this legend, based on the interview. These songs are now published as vinyl records. The record sleeves are designed by four different graphic designers who all have a connection with each legend. Dutchman Erik van Blokland designed the sleeve for Gerrit Noordzij’s music, Swiss Büro Destruct for Adrian Frutiger, Strange Attractors for Ed Benguiat and the Amsterdam based Experimental Jetset created the cover for Wim Crouwel. Last but not least the American curator and writer Ellen Lupton wrote a fictional essay on these four legends. ‘Four Typographers walked into a Bar’ describes a hilarious meeting between the four gentlemen. This Type Legends box was presented at 2 September 2011 at the Now we are talking Festival in The Hague. This super relaxed Typeradio event – composed of workshops, talks, music, films, surfing, camping & love – took place at an extravaganza location at a Dutch beach pavillion.”