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typographic book cover design, type as illustration


Mill: Utilinarianism, 1971

Love this bizarro color palette. And liked the abstract composition before I realized it said “Mill”. Probably a series?

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I also like how the inside is two columns.


Church up the street had a rummage sale, and I found this great series. Uses overprinting to good effect.

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A small art catalog of cowboy paintings.

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Language in Society, 1965

Proto-punk typography. And I love the blank back.

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The Jazz Scene, 1961

Great typographic cover by Alan Fletcher. Always interesting to find a cool Penguin from prior to their more well-known layout configuration. Oh, and of course, yay overprinting!

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At first glance I thought this was new—the constructed type seems so contemporary. A book on Swedish, in English, printed in the Netherlands.

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Four Quartets, 1971

Cover design by Ellen Raskin.

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Sadness, 1980

70s book cover design, 80s type, seventies typography, custom type eighties


Krapp’s Last Tape, 1960

Boy, Roy Kuhlman sure was having fun over there at Evergreen…

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Also, I love finding hidden little treats from the past, like someone’s addition to the half title here…

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