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Paul Anka – My Way album art

Contributed by Ryan Brotherston on May 29th, 2022. Artwork published in .
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    Paul Anka is a Canadian singer, active since 1955, whose biggest hits include “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”, “Lonely Boy”, and “(You’re) Having My Baby”. He later would pen English lyrics to the music of a French-language song “Comme d’habitude”, and release it as “My Way”, later a major hit after being recorded by Frank Sinatra (1969) and Elvis Presley (1977).

    The singer’s name is presented in Mierop Ginger Snap, specifically Ginger Snap C, designed by Craig Mierop in c.1969 for PLINC. Modifications include the shifted middle of the U to the far left and the K that looks as though it may have been constructed from an N (see how differently proportioned the actual K is here). Despite recoloring the text, the counters of the P’s and A’s were left black, and the 3D shadow that should be left by the diagonal cut in the top of K is absent. This also appears on the back cover, albeit in grayscale.

    Below this is an overly-swashed, oddly-colored album title set in an unknown rendition of Bookman, of which the only character left without ornament is the a, leading to an odd amount of spacing between the two words.

    The song titles and legal information on the back cover look to be set in two weights of Linotype’s Times.

    This 1974 compilation album had similar cover artwork in every country it was released in, save for the United Kingdom and Germany. The UK release used outlined red-and-blue Granby Elephant over a picture of Paul sitting on railroad tracks, and the German release, oddly enough, used a picture of a copy of the US release sitting on a table, beside a photo of Paul in a frame, jewelery, an ashtray, and a glass of liquor, among other affects, with titles set in University Roman.

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    Paul Anka – My Way album art 4
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    Front cover of a Mexican release
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    Front cover of a Mexican release

    Back cover of a Mexican release
    Source: www.discogs.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Back cover of a Mexican release

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    • Mierop Ginger Snap
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    1 Comment on “Paul Anka – My Way album art”

    1. That looks great for that font! I have a Discogs folder for where the Ginger Snap is located in.

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