Typography of the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds"
By DJ M on September 20th, 2011
In Brian Wilson/B. Boys
IMPRINT "Some [of the author's pronouncements] are simply inaccurate. [Simon] Garfield analyzes the use of Cooper Black on the cover of Pet Sounds, the 1966 Beach Boys album, to explain one difference between legibility and readability: the impact of size. His point is correct, but his example is not. Although the title of Pet Sounds is set in Cooper Black, the song titles—his example of how Cooper Black is 'unreadable' at small sizes—are not. They are set in Clarendon."