Highlights of the 4 Tests

Nevile Lodge

Master Media
Type Record Covers
Title Highlights of the 4 Tests
South Africa 1960
Measurements.Dimensions 12" x 12"
Measurements.Format LP
33 1/3 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
One colour - black
Techniques Cartooning
Source images
Creator.Personal name Nevile Lodge
Role Illustrator
Lodge created the cartoons
Creator.Corporate name His Master's Voice
Role Record Label
Creator.Corporate name N.Z. Broadcasting Service
Collaborated on the recording
Creator.Personal name Bob Irvine
Role Author
Date 1960
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this album.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number MALP-323
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0136_f, nzgda_rc_i_0136_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 588773
Style/Period.Period 1960's
Style/Period.Style Kiwiana
Culture New Zealand
Culture Rugby culture
Subject Rugby, cartoon, Kiwi, men, grandstand, test match, football, sports
Relation.references Prodesign # 50 Dec 2000/Jan 2001
This image was used in an article by Chris Mousdale entitled "digging for gold", about record cover design as a window on New Zealand culture.
Description Front cover; image and text. The front cover, in black and white, consists of four comical cartoon illustrations of action rugby supposedly between the All Blacks and the Springboks. The captions read - "forced down", "return trip", "last minute let down", "victory roll". These images sit across the image plane like scattered photographs. A white on black cartoon in the lower right hand corner shows a Kiwi bird wearing an All Black shirt and holding a football. The Kiwi is cross-eyed and has cartoon squiggles indicating dizziness around its head. At least four different typefaces have been used on the front cover - a mix of upper case, lower case, italic and bold. [KY]
Records of rugby test match commentary were popular in New Zealand in the 1950's and 60's prior to the televising of rugby games. [DM FJ]
Description Back cover; image and text.The back cover is text only and has information about the commentator and narrator in sans serif italics, and the test list and the players of both teams for each test in mixed case serif. At the bottom is information about the record label and distributor in upper case sans serif. [KY]
Source Real Groovy Records, Auckland, New Zealand
The record documented was from this record shop.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001
Source Frances Joseph
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001
Source David Merritt
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001
Rights His Master's Voice
Typography The text on the front cover uses a mix of typefaces - upper case, lower case, italic and bold.
Size 120, 72, 60, 36, 18 and 14 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour White
Case Mix of upper and lower case
Typography The text on the back cover uses a mix of upper and lower case, serif and sans serif, and some italics.
Size 36, 14 and 8 point
Colour Black
Case Mix of upper and lower case