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Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines (Dial Press)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 6th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines (Dial Press) 1
    Source: eurekabookshop.com Eureka Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Bloodline is a collection of short stories by Ernest J. Gaines. The first edition published by Dial Press in 1968 features a striking typographic jacket design. The title is rendered in bold condensed caps from Matterhorn or similar. The interletter spaces are partly filled in red, in what looks like a visual echo of the preceding letter’s counter shape, yielding a rhythmic pattern of black and red. The author’s name is set in the dignified caps from Bulmer.

    Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines (Dial Press) 2
    Source: www.panoplybooks.com Panoply Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The title page is set in  Bold Condensed and Italic.
    Source: www.panoplybooks.com Panoply Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The title page is set in Lydian Bold Condensed and Italic.

    For the book interior, the body copy in Baskerville is paired with headlines and chapter numbers in .
    Source: www.panoplybooks.com Panoply Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    For the book interior, the body copy in Baskerville is paired with headlines and chapter numbers in Lydian.

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    Source: www.panoplybooks.com Panoply Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Matterhorn
    • Bulmer
    • Monotype Baskerville
    • Lydian

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    2 Comments on “Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines (Dial Press)”

    1. I was wondering if Peak CP could be the digitization of VGC’s Peak.

    2. Yes, that’s right. Claude Pelletier says so on the page you linked to, in French: Inspirer de Peak de VGC.

      Peak now has its own entry. It appears to be a copy of Matterhorn. Unlike the Headliners face, it came in a single style only.

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