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The Belbury Circle – Outwards Journeys

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 3rd, 2017. Artwork published in
November 2017
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    Source: https://testtransmissionarchive.blogspot.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    Outward Journeys is the first full length LP by The Belbury Circle, a collaborative project between Jon Brooks (The Advisory Circle) and Jim Jupp (Belbury Poly), featuring John Foxx on vocals and synth on two tracks. Released by Ghost Box on CD, LP, DL and Cassette.

    Design is by Julian House, and beautifully captures the excitement and homespun aesthetic of early software and computer packaging.

    … in particular, see the logos used by Apple Computers in the late 1970s or Steinberg’s audio software in the mid 1980s. This rendition of Motter Tektura appears to be lighter than the original. Not sure what has happened to the ‘S’ — maybe an intentionally introduced glitch to emulate the pitfalls of rub-down lettering, and to match the low-fi aesthetic of the photograph? The crude bitmap variant is hilarious. It reminds me of this gem posted by Stephen.

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    Source: https://ghostbox.co.uk Ghost Box. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: https://ghostbox.co.uk Ghost Box. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Casette and download card

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    Source: https://ghostbox.co.uk Ghost Box. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Inner sleeve with LP

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    Source: https://ghostbox.co.uk Ghost Box. License: All Rights Reserved.

    CD packaging

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    Source: https://www.pictastar.com Alex Tutt. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Motter Tektura
    • Clarendon
    • Eurostile

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    1 Comment on “The Belbury Circle – Outwards Journeys

    1. Robert King says:
      Dec 5th, 2017  4:47 pm

      This is amazing—love it!

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