Don Munson’s neo-Victorian MGB Patrician is used with initial and terminal swash caps (see also EndcapS) for “Survivants”. The tall sinuous glyphs that descend below the baseline echo the long-necked sea serpents emerging from the sea.
“The Shadow Survivors” is a book by French cryptozoologist Jean-Jacques Barloy (1939–2013), published by Arthaud in 1985. The cover illustration as well as the interior b/w illustrations (not shown) are by Gérard Deshayes. It’s very likely the same artist who is also credited with the cover design for two books by Joris-Karl Huysmans. Pauline Nuñez located the website of one Gérard Deshayes (merci!), who in 2011 identified as contemporary painter. “Born in 1940, he studied intaglio printmaking at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Graphiques Estienne. He pursued a career as a graphic designer and illustrator in advertising and publishing while continuing his personal painting work.”