Our irregularly published review of album sleeve design and typography looks at the artwork for recent releases by Black Rivers, Nadia Reid, Lizzo, Pope Francis, Sophie, Soulsavers, Lush, R. Kelly, and Chris Brown.
To say a whole lot of people are getting a whole lot of excited about Star Wars – The Force Awakens which premieres in Los Angeles today is kind of an understatement. More than just a new installment in the insanely popular franchise, the new film by J.J. Abrams seems to be bringing back many elements from the beloved original trilogy, one example being the dirtier, shabby version of machinery and technology. And then there is the return of some familiar faces we never dared hope to see again, like Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca. However there is one familiar face whose return went largely unnoticed to anyone but us type geeks – the ITC Serif Gothic® typeface.