I Should Have Honor – Khalida Brohi
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Here’s a side-by-side comparison that shows a little better what the designer did.
Top: The lettering from the cover, brought onto one line.
Middle: Resetting in the Heidelberg font (1989).
Bottom: MacHumaine, a precursor of Heidelberg with rounder forms (for comparison only).
The letters u, a, e, (swash) H, n, r are based on Heidelberg/Alpine, sometimes with small adjustments, see e.g. the exit stroke of a or the entry stroke of r. The capital I was probably derived from H and the h from n. All the other letters are either custom or modeled after a different source. The o is too narrow and also much more angular* (especially when compared to S), and the v looks awkward. The ink gradient is a great touch, though, and definitely helps to give the letters a common look.
*) This might be coincidental, but Alias Text is a typeface that has such an o.
Well done, Florian.
Thanks. I’ve once made a private record cover for a friend using Alpine. It must be 15 years ago, but I’ll never forget that a!