Art and Duty

Beat Rhythm Fashion

Type Record Covers
Title Art and Duty
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Two colour - red and black
Creator.Corporate name Beat Rhythm Fashion
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name Jayrem
Role Record Label
Date.Release 1981
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
The copy is held as a jpeg.
Location.Current Site Crawlspace Records, Auckland, New Zealand
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this single.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number Bunk008
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0497_f, nzgda_rc_i_0497_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 801204
Style/Period.Style Constructivism
The simple, precise shape of the red image references the Russian Constructivist movement of the 1920s.
Culture New Zealand
This is the culture in which the work was created.
Subject Abstract
Description Front cover; image and text. The front cover is comprised of a totally black background with a red abstract image in the centre of the cover. The red image is a rectangle divided in a grid format with three squares long and two squares deep. A red circle is enclosed in the top middle square and within it is an abstract, angular, black image. The bottom middle square has been divided diagonally from left to right to create two triangles. The whole of this grid image reads 'BRF'; the initials of the band name. The 'B' is created from the two squares on the left, the 'R' from the two middle squares and the 'F' from the two squares on the right. There is text in the four corner squares. The top left corner reads; 'Art and Duty', the bottom left corner reads; '(on the duty to entertain)', the top right corner reads; 'No Great Oaks' and the bottom right square reads '(in China)'. In the top left corner of the whole cover there is text that reads 'Limited Edition'. [AAF KY]
Description Back cover; image only. The whole of the back cover is black. The grid image from the front cover is repeated in the centre although it has been reversed. The bottom middle square has been divided diagonally from top right to bottom left. [AAF]
Source Abigail Fox
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05. 2001
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05. 2001
Source Crawlspace Records, Auckland, New Zealand
The record documented was from this record shop.
Rights Jayrem Records
Typography The text on the front cover is red against a black background, sans serif and a mix of upper and lower case.
Typeface Helvetica
Weight Light
Size 8 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Red