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Village People – Macho Man album art

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Jun 26, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Village People – Macho Man album art
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “harry” and “rusiñol”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Macho Man was the second album by the Village People, released on Casablanca Records in 1978. The album was successful due to its two hit singles “Macho Man” and “Key West”. The cover shows the band as shot by John Galluzzi.

    The album title is set in Rusiñol, a rarely seen brush script issued by Fundición Tipográfica Nacional. Rusiñol was designed by Carlos Winkow shortly after moved from Germany to Spain a second time in 1940. Following early stints at Berthold, Genzsch & Heyse, and Klingspor, the German-born designer worked for Richard Gans in Madrid from 1909 to 1934. From 1936 to 1939, Winkow was back in Germany. His Cursiva Rusiñol can be regarded as a case of self-plagiarism. He had explored the same idea before with Reporter for Norddeutsche Schriftgießerei in 1938. [Klingspor-Museum] There is no digital version.

    The band name is in tightly set and contoured Harry, a composition that was copied from the band’s eponymous debut EP record and which remained in use as the band’s logo from then on.

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