Puha and Pakeha

Rod Derrett
1965

Title Puha and Pakeha
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Colour
Techniques Cartooning
Cartooning was used to create the original image.
Creator.Personal name Rod Derrett
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name HMV - EMI
Role Record Label
Creator.Personal name Nan Kivell
Role Illustrator
Front cover
Date.Release 1965
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
The copy is held as a jpeg.
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number 7EGM 6093
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0434_f, nzgda_rc_i_0434_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 798076
Culture New Zealand
Subject Hocken Subject
New Zealand wit and humor. Humorous songs--New Zealand. Popular music--New Zealand--1961-1970.
Subject Men, Maori, Pakeha, cooking, soup, steam, chef, salt shaker, tin can
Subject Cannibalism
Description Image and text. The front cover is entirely rendered in a cartoon style. The background is blue with clouds of white steam referencing the natural volcanic hot pools of the central North Island of New Zealand. The image depicts two characters. One is a Maori, wearing a garment that suggests traditional Maori dress, and a chef's hat. He appears to be making soup. The second character is a Pakeha man dressed in cliched English gentlemen's clothing - bowler hat, pin striped tousers and spats, and holding an umbrella. The gentleman is immersed in the bubbling soup while the chef sprinkles salt over him. In the foreground of the image is an open tin can with 'Puha' written across the label. Puha spills from the top of the can. The words 'Puha and Pakeha' appear at the top of the cover and are rendered in an irregular, bold, sans serif, cartoon style. The words 'Puha' and 'Pakeha' are the same flat green colour as the Puha in the can. The 'and' is flat black.The musician's name is across the bottom of the cover is rendered in a black, light version of the same style. The HMV and EMI logos appear at the bottom left. [KY]
Puha is the Maori name for a native New Zealand vegetable similar to watercress. It is not sold in tins. [KY]
Description Image and text. The back cover is in black and white and consists mainly of text. There is one photographic image of the musician, Rod Derrett, which is vertically centered and aligned far left. The album title is at the top of the cover in the same cartoon style as the front. Below the title is the song list and information about Derrett. He is described as the "Clown Prince of Parody". At the bottom of the cover are the HMV and EMI logos, and some text about copyright. The text is a mix of upper and lower case and is black sans serif. [KY]
Source David Merritt
Researcher. 03.2001.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05.2001.
Typography The words 'Puha and Pakeha' appear at the top of the front cover and are rendered in an irregular, bold, sans serif, cartoon style, with 'Puha' and 'Pakeha' a flat green colour, and the 'and' in flat black.
Typeface Hand generated cartoon style
Weight Bold
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour 'Puha' and 'Pakeha' are is flat green. The 'and' is flat black
Typography Across the bottom of the cover is the musicians name rendered in a black, light version of the same style.
Typeface Hand generated cartoon style
Weight Light
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black
Typography The album title is at the top of the back cover in the same cartoon style as the front.
Typeface Hand generated cartoon
Weight Bold
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black
Typography The body text on the back cover is sans serif black in upper and lower case.
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black