lettering typography

Minimalism in Title Page Design

An example from a 1955 Penguin. First the Title Page in Bembo – would any designer have the courage to do so much with so little today? Followed by a beautiful contents page and then the Cover – using type to tell/sell the story.

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Robert Graves Myths



Typographic ephemera

Looking at Books – 1960

No idea where I came by this but it is a delight. Set in Bembo too. Lovely yellow colour. How many publishers would use that simplicity today?