Moondog & Moondog 2 album art
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So cool! This one stumped me, too. Glad to finally know the origin!
A message from the man, Ron Coro, himself:
Yes, I originally designed Coro Moon for the Moondog Album covers when I was assistant art director at CBS Columbia Records in New York. I still have the original inked alphabet. Really, I do. When it was used in an outline form I had our production department ink it. I had made a deal with Photo-Lettering, (when it existed) for usage by the word.
Too long ago to remember the deal. I think $5.00 a word? My lettering teacher at the School of Visual Arts in NYC was Ed Benguiat one of the founders and designers at Photo-Lettering. It was easy to make the deal with Ed.
I spent ten years glorious years at CBS Columbia Records, with John Berg, finally working my way up to Art Director, West Coast LA in 1972 when I was 27 years old. From there, I went on to Elektra/Asylum.
I’m 72 now and have been retired ten years.