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Russia Reported: 1921–1933

Contributed by Nick Sherman  on Jul 10th, 2012. Artwork published in .
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From the Eye blog:

Stanley Morison became a director of Gollancz in 1928 and advised it on design for the next ten years. His legacy of yellow (Morgan’s Yellow Radiant) paper covers with black, red and magenta type continued for decades. (The copies shown here date from the early to mid-1930s.) Morison’s large headline fonts and pull quotes were radical at the time, especially when used with the then new Gill sans typeface.

1 Comment on “Russia Reported: 1921–1933”

  1. Sep 8th, 2015  2:33 pm

    The two-colored first line probably doesn’t use Gill Sans Shadowed (406), but rather Gill Sans Shadow 338 AKA Gill Sanserif Colour, a variant added in 1932 to be combined with the caps from the regular Gill Sans 262 for chromatic effect.

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