(x) Miles Davis "Bitches Brew" album cover type - Novel Gothic {Angel}

Ant1975's picture

Hi Guys and Gals,

I am trying to identify the font used on the Miles Davis Bitches Brew album cover and have had no luck so far either on the line or the few Letraset catalogues i've browsed.

I'd be most greatful for any help or hints!



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Stephen Coles's picture

You were looking in the right place. I am guessing old film font. Here are some similar digital fonts:

Mostra Two

pattyfab's picture

I was going to suggest Mostra Two as well but was waiting to see if anybody could find the original font in an old book.

Angel71's picture

Here's an old thread from the two Mikes about Novel Gothic et al.


Ant1975's picture

Hi Guys thanks for your responses. I eventually with a lot of hard work found the font. Its a freeware font called Tricorne Display using all the uppercase letters.

Stephen Coles's picture

Tricorne might look like the font that was used on the album art, but keep it mind this was designed before digital fonts existed, so it's only an emulation of the original, and might not be a good one if it's free.

Mike F's picture

Tricorne was Southern Software's "version" of Novel Gothic (see Angel71's post above). If SSi was true to form, the font was a renamed ripoff of someone else's font.

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