Split Enz

Type Record Covers
Title.Series Waiata
Measurements.Dimensions 12" x 12"
Measurements.Format LP
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Two colours - black and blue
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 percussionist for Split Enz.
Creator.Corporate name A&M
Role Record Label
This version was for release in the United States.
Date 1981
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0230_f, nzgda_rc_i_0230_b
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number SP4848
Culture New Zealand
Subject Musical notes, semi-quavers, staves, shield, men
Subject Split Enz
The photographs used on the back cover are of the band members.
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, blue/black and black/pink, the UK used purple/green and Japan used pink/black.
Description Front cover; image and text. The design of the front cover forms the shape of a shield against a white background. This form is composed mainly of three descending semiquavers on a set of staves. It is rendered in blue, grey, black, and white. The musical notes and staves are coloured in a checkerboard pattern. The title of the record is in the top right corner, and is black against a white background. It is in a bold upper case sans serif typeface which is slightly uneven as if Letrasetted on. The band name, in the same typeface, is in the top left of the cover. [KY]
Description Back cover; image and text. The information and imagery used on the back cover is laid out in the same shield form as is used on the front cover. This form is defined by a blue background. Within the form the space is broken into seven smaller geometric forms by blue lines. Six of these forms contain black and white, high contrast, photographic images of the members of the band. The seventh contains text only and is positioned centre bottom of the shield form. The text is sans serif and a mix of upper and lower case. [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. [CM]
Source Real Groovy Records, Auckland.
The record documented was from this record shop.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 10.2001.
Rights A&M Records
Typography The text on the front cover uses blue, upper case, sans serif type.
Typeface Helvetica
Weight Bold
Size 30 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black
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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