Split Enz

Type Record Covers
Title.Variant Corroboree
Measurements.Dimensions 12" x 12"
Measurements.Format LP
33 1/3 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Two colour - red and black
Techniques Photography
Photography was used to create the source images used for the back cover.
Creator.Corporate name Split Enz
Role Author
Creator.Personal name Noel Crombie
Role Designer
Crombie was also the percussionist for Split Enz.
Creator.Corporate name Mushroom
Role Record Label
This version was for Australian release.
Date 1981
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
ID Number nzgda_rc_i_0222_f,nzgda_rc_i_0222_b
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number RML53001
Culture New Zealand
The colours of this cover are reminiscent of Maori kowhaiwhai panels. Kowhaiwhai panels are traditional black, brown, white and red painted wooden rafters that form part of the inside of New Zealand Maori meeting houses.
Subject Musical notes, semi-quavers, staves, men
Subject Split Enz
The photographs used for the back cover are of the members of the band.
Relation.part of a series..'Waiata', 'Corroboree', and single 'History never repeats'
This record has the same basic artwork as the single 'History never repeats', and the album 'Waiata' with the addition on the single of a Split Enz logo. Colour combinations for the album varied for country of release: NZ used black/brown with the Title 'Waiata', Australia used black/brown and title'Corroboree', US used purple/green and black/pink, the UK used purple/green and Japan used pink/black.
Description Image and text. The design of the front cover forms the shape of a shield against a black background. The shield form is composed of the band and single titles and three descending semiquavers on a set of staves, and is rendered in a reddish brown, black, and white, colours reminiscent of traditional Maori kowhaiwhai colours. The musical notes and staves are coloured in a checkerboard pattern. The single title is white reversed out against brown and is in a bold upper case sans serif typeface which is slightly uneven as if lettrasetted on. [KY]
Description Image and text. The back cover has a black background against which are six images of band members rendered in brown and white. A large white triangle at the bottom has the song titles and production information in black sans serif mixed case type. The Mushroom logo is in the lower left corner in white reversed out of black. [KY]
Description There is a strong graphic relationship between the albums 'Corroboree' and 'Waiata' and the single 'History Never Repeats' through a very flat stylised look, which is reminiscent of the paintings of Gordon Walters. The imagery is identical in each, with variations in the colours, except in the Australian and New Zealand releases where the title is the only difference. [CM]
Source Real Groovy Records. Auckland, New Zealand.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Rights Mushroom Records
Typography The single title and band name are white reversed out against brown and are in a bold upper case sans serif typeface which is slightly uneven as if made using lettraset.
Typeface Helvetica
Weight Bold
Size 30 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour White
Case Upper case
Typography The text on the back cover is black, sans serif and a mix of upper and lower case.
Typeface Helvetica
Weight Light
Size 8 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black
Case Mixed upper and lower case
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