Hotspot era design

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Re: Hotspot era design

#46 Post by le petit corbusier » Sat 11 Jan 2020, 10:21 pm

rashomon wrote:
Nicholas wrote:
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 11:22 am
Nicholas wrote:
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 5:04 am
It’s part of the DIN typeface. Can’t remember if it was a standard on my Mac or if I picked up my version from work, but shouldn’t be too difficult to find a version online. I’ll double-check the weight of the font tomorrow.
DIN Medium is the specific font. BY MY RECKONING the album cover text is set at 8.75pt with 9.5pt leading, optical kerning at 0 and the tracking set to -30 but this is probably a bit TMI tbh.
Ever hopeful for the comic sans album .... :pray: :D
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Re: Hotspot era design

#47 Post by carstenklein » Mon 13 Jan 2020, 3:20 pm

le petit corbusier wrote:
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 10:21 pm
rashomon wrote:
Nicholas wrote:
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 11:22 am


DIN Medium is the specific font. BY MY RECKONING the album cover text is set at 8.75pt with 9.5pt leading, optical kerning at 0 and the tracking set to -30 but this is probably a bit TMI tbh.
Ever hopeful for the comic sans album .... :pray: :D
Indeed. The Comic Sans album, please.
Not so sure about a Comic Sans album :eh:

But you are right — it is the DIN (Deutsche Industrie Norm) typeface. I found out whilst making up a few posters to announce an event over here, in Amsterdam, celebrating the release of you-know-which-album. I will be DJ-ing that evening, which I’m looking forward to, of course.

Feels a bit shameless to open a separate threat for this, but should any of you guys be in Amsterdam that weekend, feel free to come! Here is the link to the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/7419985 ... 965700274/

The banner also has a little audio teaser, more to follow in the coming 2 weeks ;) Attaching those posters I designed here, too.
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Re: Hotspot era design

#48 Post by Nicholas » Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12:32 am

The back of the Hotspot CD is now viewable at https://www.discogs.com/Pet-Shop-Boys-H ... e/14688287 for those impatient people who are into that sort of thing (such as me).

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Re: Hotspot era design

#49 Post by Nicholas » Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12:33 am

I mean, it looks EXACTLY as you would have expected based on the single sleeves but it’s still thrilling.

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Re: Hotspot era design

#50 Post by Pod » Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12:50 am

canveyboy wrote:
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 1:02 am
Nice new photo being used by HMV - not seen this one yet but apologies if it’s been posted already!
This same picture is in the musik express magazine.
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Re: Hotspot era design

#51 Post by Native » Thu 23 Jan 2020, 11:38 am

Not quite Hotspot era design, but they were spotted walking through London yesterday by somebody on Twitter. This picture would actually make a good sleeve! https://twitter.com/damnfinelad/status/ ... 19169?s=21

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Re: Hotspot era design

#52 Post by Lleonard Pler » Thu 23 Jan 2020, 11:43 am

I think this might be the most uninteresting design era of their career... It must be intentional but none of these cover artworks evokes anything to me. :(

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