Dance with the Guitar Man

Peter Posa

Type Record Covers
Title Dance with the Guitar Man
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format EP
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Four colour
Creator.Corporate name Peter Posa
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name Viking
Role Record Label
Date.Release 1962
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
The copy is held as a jpeg.
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this EP.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number VE117
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0439_f, nzgda_rc_i_0439_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 588115
Style/Period.Period Early 1960's
Culture New Zealand
Subject Musician, man, guitar, shoes, shirt, vest, trousers, smile
Subject Peter Posa
Description Front cover; image and text. This cover comprises a colour studio photograph of Peter Posa and text. He is standing with his legs slightly bent at the knees. His upper body is leaning back and he appears to be playing the guitar. He has a wide smile. He is standing on a red 'L' shaped background which has pink to the right and left of it. In the bottom two thirds of the left side of the cover the title reads 'Dance with the Guitar Man'. It is mainly in yellow with black drop shadow, the two words 'with the' are in black. In the bottom right of the cover is the artist's name in white. In the top right of the cover is the Viking records logo and the record number. These are both in black. [AAF]
Description Back cover; text only. The back of the cover is white with all text printed in black. The title 'Dance with the Guitar Man' is in the top left of the cover in the same fonts as the front cover. The words 'Peter Posa' are underneath it, in the same font as was used on the front cover. To the right of the main title are the song title listings. They are formatted in four horizontal lines. They read; 'Side one'; 'Dance with the Guitar Man Wheels'; 'Side Two'; 'Si Signor Wooden Heart'. The two sides are divided by a thin black horizontal line. In the top right hand corner of the cover is the record number. In the middle and bottom third of the cover is a list of 'Recent releases from Viking records'. 25 releases are listed in artist, title, format, record number format. The whole list has been placed inside a box constructed of a thin black line. Running across the bottom of the cover starting from bottom left is the Viking records logo, followed by the words; 'Records company limited. This record is the subject of copyright'. [AAF]
There are glued down flaps at the top and bottom of the cover indicating it's method of construction. There also appears to be another glued piece on the right side of the cover. [AAF]
Source David Merritt
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001
Source Abigail Fox
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05.2001
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05.2001
Rights Viking Records
Typography The text on the front cover is in three colours - solid black, solid white, and solid yellow with a black drop shadow. The typeface is an elongated Helvetica with loose kerning.
Typeface Helvetica
Size 72 and 36 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour White, black, yellow with black drop shadow.
Case Upper case
The album title is aligned left into the bottom left corner. The musician's name is aligned right to the bottom right corner.
Typography The text on the back cover is black sans serif in a mix of upper and lower case.
Typeface Helvetica
Size 48, 14, 12 and 8 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black
Case Mix of upper and lower case
text/uri-list (0k)  NZ music from the 60's and 70's