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The Wrecks Of Time – Michael Moorcock

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 9th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    The Wrecks Of Time – Michael Moorcock
    Source: https://www.flickr.com The unsubscriber (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    From L. W. Currey:

    First edition. Ace Double H-36. This is a copy-edited version of Moorcock’s original New Worlds text [under the pseudonym James Colvin]. The original text was published later in book form as The Rituals Of Infinity (1971). Bound with Tramontane by Emil Petaja.

    Art by Jack Gaughan. The cover typeface is the rarely seen Davison Epanoul, which was added to Photo-Lettering’s library shortly before: It’s described in their Alphabet Thesaurus Vol. 2 from 1965 as “one of the freshest most sophisticated designs in the Thesaurus.”. Designed by Meyer “Dave” Davison, Epanoul was available in three weights with biform alternates for many characters. With letterforms based on a squircle paired and pronounced vertical contrast, it’s very much a child of its time, cf. Antikva Margaret or Katerina. There’s no digitization. A (hypothetical) hybrid of House Industries’ Velo Sans and Velo Serif would come close.

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    3 Comments on “The Wrecks Of Time – Michael Moorcock”

    1. Dec 9th, 2018  8:28 pm

      Great find!

    2. Dec 10th, 2018  9:12 am

      Thanks, Frode. Together with album art, paperback covers are a treasure trove for the more obscure PLINC stuff, much of which hasn’t made it to digital yet.

      I saw your tweet about Zoltán Nagy’s Katerina. Do you happen to have any info about its history? Was it released, and if yes, by whom?

    3. Dec 22nd, 2018  10:03 pm

      I don’t have more information about Katerina, unfortunately.

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