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Schachnovelle – Stefan Zweig (Fischer)

Contributed by Indra Kupferschmid on Mar 24th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Schachnovelle – Stefan Zweig (Fischer)
    Photo: Indra Kupferschmid. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Speaking of Caslon Italics – here’s a book cover with spacing of the other extreme: Stefan Zweig’s “The Royal Game” in the German Fischer Taschenbuch edition from the tight-and-touching 1980s. (The omitted i-tittle in the Fischer logo is an interesting trick.) Elsner + Flake’s Caslon 540 comes closest.

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    1 Comment on “Schachnovelle – Stefan Zweig (Fischer)”

    1. Mar 24th, 2013  1:10 pm

      In addition to the general fashion of the times, the excessively tight spacing here might also have been motivated by the wish to make a (partly) connected script out of an italic. It hardly ever works.

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