The Annotated Alice and The Annotated Snark (Penguin)
Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 24th, 2021. Artwork published in
Two books with annotated works by Lewis Carroll (1832–1898), both edited by Martin Gardner, and both with cover designs by David Pelham featuring two Victorian typefaces, Art Gothic and Gazelle.
The Annotated Alice with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Through the Looking Glass was first published by Bramhall House in 1960, and by Penguin in 1965; the depicted cover was used for the revised version from 1970 and later reprints. The Annotated Snark with the full text of The Hunting of the Snark was followed in 1967, with this cover being used from around 1973. Pelham’s cover designs incorporate the original illustrations by John Tenniel and Henry Holiday, respectively.
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2 Comments on “The Annotated Alice and The Annotated Snark (Penguin)”
As far as I know, reminded me of the back cover, The Strike Nest is a digital version of Gazelle made in 2023 by French illustrator Loki Gwynbleidd.
A set of Loki’s fonts can be seen on Font Library.
I wish Loki had spent more time on honing the font before releasing it. I don’t mind the distressedness, that’s a stylistic choice. But the poor spacing makes this useless.