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The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Let Me Light Your Fire/ “The Burning of the Midnight Lamp”

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Nov 7th, 2017. Artwork published in .
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Let Me Light Your Fire” / “The Burning of the Midnight Lamp”
    Source: http://images.45cat.com Polydor Records Germany. License: All Rights Reserved.

    German single released by Polydor in 1969 [Discogs]. Cover printed by Gebrüder Jänecke, Hanover.

    1 Comment on “The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Let Me Light Your Fire/ “The Burning of the Midnight Lamp””

    1. Thank you, Cave!

      Here is the full glyph set of Dreamline, scanned from a 1974 Mecanorma catalog.

      Note that ‘C’, ‘J’ and ‘L’ are virtually congruent. ‘9’ appears to be a flipped ‘P’. See also ‘S’ and ‘Z’ (but not ‘2’). With the ambiguous forms, Dreamline’s glyphs can be repurposed — in this example ‘P’ is passed off as lowercase ‘e’. They can also lead to misreadings, though: In an eBay offer, the song titles of this Jimi Hendrix single are given as “Get Me Light Your Fire” / “The Burning Of The Midnight Game”.

      Dreamline was Mecanorma’s contribution to the 1960s/70s wave of typefaces that are likely based on Alfred Roller lettering or another source derived from Roller’s work, such as Wes Wilson’s posters. Design-wise, it is not the most refined interpretation, but thanks to the popularity of Mecanorma’s dry-transfer sheets, it probably has been put to use more often than others.

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