Clearly visually rooted in a time much earlier. I thought the “peace and love” vibe is appropriate for this time of year.
Even after reading the back cover, I don’t really know what this book is about. “God and the self. Mind and supermind.” Regardless, “transpersonal” is my new favorite word. Designed by Carol Christa.
Not easy to pull of something this simple when you gotta deal with a logo like that. Somehow it still works.
3-color jacket with some subtle overprinting. Designed by Roger Zimmerman.
Lotta people talking about this Keynes guy lately. But I bought this solely because of the cover (of course.) Love that the title cuts the cover in half, with nothing above it.
Designed by Al Corchia, Jr.
Whaddya wanna bet Volume 1 was the same design in different colors?
Simple, elegant, graphic.
Cover design by Roy Kuhlman.
Not only is that a mouthful (pretty much had to be set in condensed type) it’s a pretty hard thing to illustrate. This graphic could represent cutting through the mental chaos to form a diagnosis. Or maybe the white lines show the aberration of a disturbed person’s mind. Or, something else?
Sometimes a nice cover catches my eye, but I assume it’s contemporary. If it weren’t for the slightly wonky type/kerning on this one, I might not have checked. Surprising that this is 1966 because of it’s simplicity as well as the semi-metallic ink. Seemed much more recent. Cooler still is that the back cover is completely devoid of copy—just the two color bands continuing around.
Just to complete the thought, here’s another that fits into the “grid of little shapes” category. What’s interesting about this, though, is that it seems to be the design for all the Penguin Modern Economics covers. There were a bunch at the (awesome Bellingham, WA) bookstore where I found this, but I just got the one with the weirdest color combo.
There are two other interesting things to note: It’s the first time I’ve seen them use Univers, and the designer’s name is B.E. Rockett—which might actually be the coolest aspect of the cover.