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Billy Vaughn – The Windmills of Your Mind album art

Contributed by Grant Hutchinson on Dec 11th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Front cover of Billy Vaughn’s 1969 album, The Windmills of Your Mind. The track listing is set in all-caps Folio Light.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Front cover of Billy Vaughn’s 1969 album, The Windmills of Your Mind. The track listing is set in all-caps Folio Light.

    I’m pretty sure the first thing that comes to mind (embedded with windmills or otherwise) when you think of easy listening and late-60s pop songs is not something similar to this album cover. The psychedelic, colour-shifted visuals and future-flavoured phototype imply that the music within was created with towering analogue synthesizers, not the elevator music equivalent of an off-Broadway orchestra.

    Back in 1969, somebody at Dot Records thought the combination would be just groovy for this compilation from multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and orchestra leader, Billy Vaughn.

    Art direction by Christopher Whorf, with photography by Gene Brownell.

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    Back cover of Billy Vaughn’s 1969 album, The Windmills of Your Mind. The track listing and credits are set in Trade Gothic, while the manufacturing and distribution text is set in Bank Gothic.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Back cover of Billy Vaughn’s 1969 album, The Windmills of Your Mind. The track listing and credits are set in Trade Gothic, while the manufacturing and distribution text is set in Bank Gothic.

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    • Moore Computer
    • Folio
    • Trade Gothic
    • Bank Gothic

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    3 Comments on “Billy Vaughn – The Windmills of Your Mind album art”

    1. Thanks for this contribution, Grant! This is now our earliest documented Use for Computer.

    2. You’re welcome. It feels good to get another example into the mix, especially when it comes to computer type. I’ll continue to dig through my collection for more.

    3. Catherine Dumont says:
      Mar 13th, 2021 2:33 am

      Very unusual! I need this record for my easy listening collection. Really appreciate what people do here analyzing the font on album covers.

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