Of course, I love the front of this, geometric shapes, overprinting, oddball colors…
But I also really love these two aspects of the jacket.
1.) the back is just white:
2.) They overprinted the green and pink to get a dark brown for this halftone of the author on the flap:
No design credit unfortunately.
Oh ho ho—don’t get me started on the ol’ Weber Thesis. What a controversy!
Anyways, love this truly odd mint green and orange color combo, and the brown resulting from the overprints.
A small art catalog of cowboy paintings.
Another cool one by John + Mary Condon.
Love the tight Akzidenz.
This blind deboss would be even cooler if it matched the (upper- and lowercase) front and spine.
Aaah yes. This is the kinda book cover that got this whole thing started. Designed by Evelyn Bessudo.
And I’ve always loved how MIT Press handled the backs.
Can’t find a date on this one—I think it’s ’62 or ’63. I do know the cover is by Paul Rand though.
Always like overlapping circles, and it’s great how they wrap around to (be the only thing on) the back. Don’t love the jacket type, though I do like the foil-stamped Univers under the jacket.
I like the use of asterisks as gears. Cool display typeface, too. Jacket Design/Gary Gore.