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True West by Sam Shepard

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 31st, 2017. Artwork published in
circa 1985
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    True West by Sam Shepard
    Source: http://www.batteredshoes.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover of an unidentified edition of Sam Shepard’s True West, first published in 1981 in New York by Samuel French.

    The typeface is Photo-Lettering’s Fiorello Condensed, with a rotated ‘m’ repurposed as ‘w’, for maximum density. The hooked ‘t’ (minus the hyper-extended bar) as well as the weird ‘y’ are the original forms as shown in Photo-Lettering’s One Line Manual of Styles. These were replaced in the digital version sold by Monotype (and made at Compugraphic?).

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