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Beyond Apollo – Barry Malzberg (Faber)

Contributed by Mathieu Triay on Jan 19th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Beyond Apollo – Barry Malzberg (Faber) 1
    Photo: Mathieu Triay. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A strong and colourful use of Optex for the 1974 hardback edition of Beyond Apollo by Barry Malzberg, published by Faber & Faber. It’s used throughout the cover for all copy, from the title (all caps) to the author (upper and lowercase), down to the logo on the spine (U&lc). The jacket design is credited to Gask.

    The letter design appears to have been tweaked to include an additional colour band (pink) which is reminiscent of some of the variations of Prismania/Prink. Additionally, the capital Y and N appear to be alternates or at least non-standard.

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    Photo: Mathieu Triay. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Beyond Apollo – Barry Malzberg (Faber) 3
    Photo: Mathieu Triay. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    1 Comment on “Beyond Apollo – Barry Malzberg (Faber)”

    1. That’s a striking jacket design! Thanks for sharing, Mathieu. “Gask” appears to be Jerome Gask. He’s credited with a number of other covers for Faber & Faber from the same period in the ISFDB.

      The N and Y must be custom additions. The original Letraset version of Optex only had one alternate for S. There was a phototype adaptation with alts for ACLSc.

      Letragraphica sheets for Optex, 72pt, LG 903 and 904. Image: CraftyTransfers.

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