Leonard Cohen Album Logos: The Imperfect Hummingbird, Heart, & Handcuffs Print In Book Of Longing

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Once you begin looking, these album logos, especially the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo from The Future album, seem to be everywhere. In this case, a black and white block print of those symbols with several areas missing illustrates a page in the Book Of Longing by Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen Album Logos: Handcuffs – Busted In The Blinding Lights Of Closing Time

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This entry is part of a series of posts dedicated to Leonard Cohen Album Logos.

While the hummingbird element of the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo featured on The Future album gets most of the attention, there is at least one instance in which those six-link handcuffs alone are spotlighted – on the front cover of the Closing Time promo CD, which included two tracks:

  1. Closing Time (Radio Edit)     3:45
  2. Closing Time (Full LP Version)     5:58

The hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo does appear on the back cover.

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Credit Due Department: Images contributed by Dominique BOILE

Signs Of Leonard Cohen Album Logos: Hummingbird, Heart, & Handcuffs Mobile

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As noted yesterday in Signs Of Leonard Cohen Album Logos: Plexiglass Display Of The Future’s Hummingbird, Heart, & Handcuffs, while other Cohen albums sort emblems, no other logo is so easily recognized and immediately recognized as representative of an album as The Future’s hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs symbol. This is, of course, a consequence of that logo’s prominence on the cover of The Future album.

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And it follows that no other Leonard Cohen album logo is so predominant in signs and ads as the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs.  Dominique BOILE offers two remarkable illustrations of this concept. One was the Plexiglass Display Of The Future’s Hummingbird, Heart, & Handcuffs posted yesterday.

Today’s example is again one of the rarest – and most attractive – items in his collection of Leonard Cohen memorabilia. This French mobile, constructed from heavy cardboard (60 cm high by 50 cm wide) and printed on both sides, features the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo in its promotion of The Future album.

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Signs Of Leonard Cohen Album Logos: Plexiglass Display Of The Future’s Hummingbird, Heart, & Handcuffs

009 (Large)This entry is part of a series of posts dedicated to Leonard Cohen Album Logos.

While other Cohen albums sort emblems, no other logo is so easily recognized and immediately recognized as representative of an album as The Future’s hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs symbol. This is, of course, a consequence of that logo’s prominence on the cover of The Future album.

leonard_cohen_-_the_future-front

And it follows that no other Leonard Cohen album logo is so predominant in signs and ads as the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs.  Dominique BOILE offers two remarkable illustrations of this concept. Today’s example is one of the rarest – and most attractive – items in his collection of Leonard Cohen memorabilia. This French plexiglass display (80 centimeters high, 52 wide and 15 deep) features the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo in its promotion of The Future album.

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