“Whenever I’m Away From You” – John Travolta
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Nice background on Mecanorma! They should be mentioned along with ITC for changing the way type designers are compensated. I wonder how their royalty structure compared to Letraset.
Letraset also paid competition winners royalties for every sheet sold, at least at this period. I don’t know the exact amount, nor whether this applied to their staff designers, too. I hope to find information like this is in the new book by Unit Editions.
Here’s the other Mecanorma face by the Demarchis, Neo Script, in use on a Belgian sleeve for John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John’s “Summer Nights”, together with Churchward Design 70, or Galaxy, as Mecanorma named their version.
According to a letter reproduced in David Bennewith’s monograph about Joseph Churchward, Mecanorma-Polyvroom B.V. (NL) sold 17,597 sheets of Churchward’s typefaces in the first half year of 1976, amounting to ƒ21,116.40. The designer was paid ten percent, ƒ2,111.64.