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The Penguin Book of Limericks

Contributed by Florian Hardwig  on Dec 18th, 2013. Artwork published in .
Source: Alexis Orloff. License: All Rights Reserved.

Compiled and edited by E.O. Parrott. With illustrations by Robin Jacques. As seen on Alexis Orloff’s Flickr stream.

The cover designer made use of playful letterforms that go back to a script typeface designed by Hermann Ihlenburg in 1874/1875 for MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan. In 2006, Canada Type released a digital version under the original name, Treasury.

The digital Treasury font system comes with various styles that can be layered for a chromatic effect. Looking at the shading details suggests that the letters on the 1983 book cover were modeled after a cut somewhere between the two that became Treasury Gold (top) and Treasury Platinum (bottom) in Canada Type’s version.

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