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MC Hammer – Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ’Em album art

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Feb 16th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    MC Hammer – Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ’Em album art 1
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    Heather van Haaften was a designer at Capitol Records for a year or so when she was assigned MC Hammer’s second full-length album for the label. The type plays a central role in the cover, from the monogram treatment up top, to the ‘H’ that fills almost the entire canvas. As was becoming common in the early-DTP era, there’s a lot of stretched type going on, and that — along with rotated type — was a signature of Van Haaften’s album art. There’s something about the flat, square geometry of Georg Trump’s City, that works with stretching better than most typefaces would.

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    MC Hammer – Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ’Em album art 2
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