Melodies of Maoriland

New Zealand Publicity Studios
1960

Type Record Covers
Title Melodies of Maoriland
Measurements.Dimensions 10" x 10"
Measurements.Format LP
33 1/3 rpm.
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Black and white with spot colour.
Creator.Corporate name New Zealand Publicity Studios
Role Photographer
Creator.Corporate name Bill Wolfgramm and his Islanders
Role Author
Creator.Personal name Sam Freedman
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name TANZA
Role Record Label
Date 1960
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Phototransparency
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this album.
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0099_f, nzgda_rc_i_0099_b
Style/Period.Style Kiwiana
New Zealand Kitsch
Culture New Zealand
Subject Bird, kiwi, egg, fern,
Description The front cover is a black and white photograph of a kiwi and its egg in a native new Zealand bush setting. The type is in a pastel yellow green or white and uses five different typefaces. The words "Noel Peach" are in bold white upper case sans serif 1920's style typeface. "Presents" is white and in a hand generated cursive style. The words "Sam Freedman's" are in green upper case serif type. The album title is a hand generated green late 1950's to early 60's bold serif face with tight kerning and a white drop shadow. Additional text is in white upper case serif with loose kerning. KY.
Description The back cover is all text except for a small line drawing of a Kiwi. The content cover the artists names, song list (including such gems as "When my wahine does the poi"), a piece about the song writer Sam Freedman and a piece of text about the Kiwi bird. All type is in a black serif typeface. The song writer, musician, record title, record fromat information and song titles are in upper case. KY.
Source Real Groovy Records, Auckland, New Zealand.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001
Rights Tanza
Typography The words "Noel Peach" are in bold white upper case sans serif 1920's style typeface.
Weight Bold
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour White
Case Upper case
The type is in a pastel yellow green or white and uses five different typefaces. The album title is a hand generated green late 1950's bold serif face with tight kerning and a white drop shadow. Additional text is in white upper case serif with loose kerning.
Typography "Presents" is white and in a hand generated cursive style.
Style Cursive
Weight Light
Serifness Serif
Colour White
Typography The words "Sam Freedman's" are in green upper case serif type.
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Green
Case Upper case
Typography The album title is a hand generated green late 1950's bold serif face with tight kerning and a white drop shadow.
Style Hand generated with tight kerning.
Weight Bold
Serifness Serif
Colour Green with white drop shadow.