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Years: 1966
Notable uses: Pet Sounds

Before Cooper Black entered the hip-hop world, it transitioned into music through pop and rock. While Cooper Black had fallen out of favor to cleaner modernist design by the 1940s, it was picked up again for the cover of one of the most important pop albums of the 20th century, introducing it to the world of music. The first album to come out using the font was The Beach Boys' pop classic Pet Sounds, setting a precedent for Cooper's playful round edges in spaces maybe connoting something beyond what the font itself ascribed. Many albums went on to use the typeface.

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