Talk:The Wall

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I've got an original paper insert from the LP (I added a description to the packaging section), and I'm wondering about how (or whether) it can (or should) be integrated into the cover art in this article. These LP's were not sold as the plain Wall in the cover art picture. The insert is 4" x 7", just under 1/5 the total cover area. It was usually slanted, so it looked even more prominent (as if the plain Wall didn't set it off enough), and it made each LP look unique. Some inserts were laying sideways, some at a weird angle, etc. (When I was a kid it seemed everyone was trying to copy that logo onto their notebooks, and it was in grafitti everywhere, well before the labels were used on the plastic wrap.)

So has this come up before? It was a unique way to brand the album, and it was uniquely prominent album art, even if it wasn't attached to the cover itself. The paper is heavy, as if meant to be durable. I can't think of any other LP that was done like that, or that led to such a phenomenon of people trying to copy the calligraphy. The only other place the Scarfe logo appeared on the cover was the tiny version on the gatefold spine.

I'm not arguing that the insert was notable, only that it was integral to the unique front cover design. They wanted the logo to be huge, though absent once the album was opened and played. What do you all think? Should I scan it and add it somewhere? Dcs002 (talk) 08:20, 6 August 2014 (UTC)