Why don't we put a @#%&ing 12 string on it? Joined: Dec 2011 Posts: 1547
My vote goes for MAM -- that label looks like it was put together in five minutes by someone with a sheet of Letraset.
I think we might have a winner (?)
Gordon Mills had better taste in the artists he managed than a sense of design.
Or maybe not. I still think Gilbert O' Sullivan's "Alone Again Naturally" is still one of the most vomit-inducing recordings ever produced.
We Are All Strange Jane Joined: Dec 2011 Posts: 13413 Moderator
Here's another one that looks as if they gave the office boy a sheet of Letraset and told him "you've got ten minutes to design a label for us". Look at the angle of those letters! Too wonky to even pretend to be a straight line, but not offset at enough of an angle to look as if it's deliberate:
My vote goes to RAK, horrible, the stuff of childhood nightmare's, ugly charity shop style photo/painting, who thought that would make a nice record label, it doesn’t, burn it, throw it into hell. I used to watch the record spinning on the deck to see if it improved the design, it didn’t.
My second nomination is for Bell. If I paid 35p for a record back in the day, I want to see 5p worth of label design. At least the ugly design compliments the awful music.
Maybe he's lazy, maybe he's slow Joined: Jan 2011 Posts: 7403 Moderator
Funny how our tastes differ. That Sovereign has everything I want of a label, and I notice some members have chosen similar B+W labels as avatars (above). For a colourful picture label I always thought RAK was one of the best, but I know I'm in a minority there
If I Could Turn Back Time Joined: Nov 2010 Posts: 3194 Moderator
I think generally I like any paper label, it's the injection moulded ones I detest. The only problem I have with RAK is that it's one of the most populous in charity shops! I do still however look for one that I haven't got and I would never pass up a demo whatever label.
Beware Of Darkness..err...'Gripers'' Joined: Aug 2011 Posts: 1713
Oh, I LOVE the RAK label - a fine, strikingly unusual design. Never liked the Decca dark blue labels much, either with curved Decca headings or boxed logos. And the latter blue/white 'rays' type look was an abomination to this man's eyes....