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Meridian Books moving notice

Contributed by Stephen Coles on May 11th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Meridian Books moving notice
    Source: http://oa.letterformarchive.org Collection of Letterform Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.

    change of address: after November 13, 1958 the editorial, business and shipping departments of Meridian Books will be located at new and larger quarters. … 12 East 22 St., New York.

    Elaine Lustig Cohen designed several book jackets for Meridian Books, as well as other collateral, such as this moving notice. Like her first husband, Alvin Lustig, who passed away in 1955, she favored strong, modernist concepts. Elaine’s work, however, often used type as illustration. Here, a stencilized Volta acts as a train.

    Letterform Archive holds a large collection of Lustig Cohen’s work, much of which can be seen in an article by Florence Fu and in Letterform’s Online Archive.

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    3 Comments on “Meridian Books moving notice”

    1. URW’s digital version of Volta includes a Stencil cut of the Bold. It exhibits a different placement of the bridges than Cohen’s M – which appears to be only loosely modeled on Volta, see the less pronounced bracketing and the wider center apex. Caslon’s Ionic Expanded comes close, but is a tad wider.

      URW’s Volta Stencil D Bold with alternating glyph colors.

    2. Nice. Volta looks so good as a stencil!

    3. Right? For those who are looking for something less wide with more punch, there’s Eames Century Modern Stencil.

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