Time Enough for Love (Berkley Medallion)
This paperback edition of Heinlein’s acclaimed sci-fi novel features one of the high contrast display typefaces I sometimes refer to as “1970s book cover serifs”. Tom Carnase is responsible for many of these faces (e.g. ITC Bernase Roman, ITC Caslon No. 223, and ITC Milano Roman), and this one bears the designer’s name: ITC Tom’s Roman.
Tom’s Roman is an odd duck, with undersized ‘i’ dots, unexpected flat terminals on ‘c, f, r, s, y’, and strange spurs on ‘C, G, S’, but most of those details aren’t visible in this title. Mostly, the cover just has a classic ’70s paperback appearance. Two more notes: there is a custom leg on the ‘R’, and the ‘h’ placement appears to be an oversight.
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