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Wandor’s Ride and Wandor’s Journey by Roland Green (Avon)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 18th, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1973
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    Wandor’s Ride, Avon, 1973. [More info on ISFDB]
    Source: https://www.abebooks.com Neo Books (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Wandor’s Ride, Avon, 1973. [More info on ISFDB]

    The first two volumes of Roland Green’s Wandor series use Benguiat Downsie as the title typeface. The wide sans with horizontal contrast was drawn by Ed Benguiat and is shown in PLINC’s One Line Manual of Styles (1971) in four shaded variants. This is Downsie C, i.e. open letterforms with solid shade. The same style was used for the album art of Kool & The Gang’s Wild and Peaceful, also from 1973, and also with the words set on a curve. Benguiat Downsie didn’t see a whole lot of use, and hasn’t made it to digital so far.

    The text on the front and back cover uses another design by Benguiat, ITC Souvenir. The art for both covers is credited to Enric. When the series of fantasy novels was continued with Wandor’s Voyage in 1979, a new cover template featuring ITC Pioneer was introduced, and the first volumes reissued in that design.

    Wandor's Journey, Avon, 1975. [More info on ISFDB]
    Source: https://www.abebooks.com Neo Books (edited). License: All Rights Reserved.

    Wandor’s Journey, Avon, 1975. [More info on ISFDB]

    Wandor’s Ride and Wandor’s Journey by Roland Green (Avon) 5
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Drümmkopf. License: CC BY.

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