Thought I’d follow up the last post with another minimal typographic cover w/ condensed type. Cover by George Giusti. And interestingly, there’s another credit: “Typography by Edward Gorey“, which I assume is for the (fairly straightforward) interior layout.
This book cover would never fly today—mainly cuz it’s mainly white! That’s supposedly bad, since it’ll supposedly get filthy.
Yet another gem by our old pal Roy Kuhlman. I like the subtle overprinting of those crisp lines on the photogram-type image.
Too bad about the price sticker—would love to see those AAs! The book originally came out in 1968, but I don’t think Avant Garde was available ’til 1970, so the cover was probably designed for this later reprint.