Shawn Weston
Shawn Weston is a UX/UI Designer based in the Greater New York City Area

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Tiempos, say ‘Hello’ to Destroyer.

The shrinkwrap. Eviscerated open by me.

The shrinkwrap. Eviscerated open by me.

It’s a joy to see one of my favorite fonts — Tiempos — being used on the packaging of the fantastic new album by one of my favorite bands — Destroyer. The Tiempos is printed in metallic foil on the back, no less! This is the kind of pleasure you can’t get from a digital download, especially if you’re a font geek like me.

I've used Kris Sowersby’s Tiempos from Klim Type Foundry on previous projects, and am in love with its form and readability. The Pitchfork Review uses it, as well, in body text and in select display text. Its always such a clean read when I pick it up off the coffee table.

Destroyer’s new album, “Poison Season,” appears to be using Tiempos Headline Black. Liner notes acknowledge Maggie Fost of Merge Records as the designer. Maggie’s designed a bunch of great album covers, including another of my favorites: Eleanor Friedberger’s “Last Summer.”

Besides the sticker on the plastic wrapper above, I’ve attached examples of the many places where Tiempos is used on the “Poison Season” packaging below.

The unwrapped album cover for Destroyer’s “Poison Season.”

The unwrapped album cover for Destroyer’s “Poison Season.”

Inside.

Inside.

The Disc.

The Disc.

Back.

Back.

Spine.

Spine.

Liner Notes — Front.

Liner Notes — Front.

Liner Notes — Back.

Liner Notes — Back.

The lyrics and credits in the liner notes are set in a different font. It appears to be Knockout from Hoefler & Co.