Bang On Trend Typography: London Grammar

I accidentally came across this band. I was immediately attracted to their album covers! Although I am not making an album cover I can still learn from this type of Graphic Design as the skills are transferable.

Apart from the last one, all these images are from https://soundcloud.com/londongrammar
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in lights
http://instagram.com/londongrammar

I read here that the typeface is called Vow Neue:
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http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/thinkdust/vow-neue/regular/

I want to find out what similar typefaces there are. I used this image because it had the typeface in clear black and white.
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http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/92340335/london+grammar+uk+tour+2013.jpg

I put these two images into myfonts.com and whatfontis.com

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Here are the results I got from myfonts.com and whatfontis.com
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Conclusion
I’m really glad I found the typeface used by the London Grammar. It’s very modern and on trend. I don’t know yet if I’ll be able to use it or not. I’d really like to but I don’t know if it’ll be appropriate or not. All the other typefaces I found are useful as a record. I never know when a similar typeface will come in useful.

I really like the images used as well. I’ve always been a fan of images with a dark and light contrast. It’s interesting that they’ve used some blurred photography. I really like the image used for the Switch Remix. The plum colour at the top turns into a green turquoise colour at the bottom. It also has the contrast between light and dark. I’m not sure if photography like this would be appropriate for this project but it is something to keep in mind as an option. The type looks bright and eye-catching on the picture of the band playing live.

Something I just noticed. Look what happens when you change the kerning of the type. It really changes the whole appearance. I can see why the London Grammar overlap the ‘AMMA’ part.
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http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/thinkdust/vow/

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http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/thinkdust/vow-neue/

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