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The Free People

Contributed by John Zabawa on Sep 24th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    The Free People 1
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    From the back cover, in the words of Peter Marin:

    The Free People is a photo essay about a new generation of young people and the quality of openness and sharing that permeates their life. It is a book about their music, their work, their mobility, what they read and what they buy, their styles, about why they are free people and how they live.

    Much has been made of the Woodstock Music Festival. This is not a book about that festival; it is a book about the people who went there.

    The book contains photographs by Swedish photographer Anders Holmquist (1933–2008), with an introduction by Peter Marin. The book was first published by Outerbridge & Dienstfrey in the United States of America in 1969.

    The colophon includes notes on the fonts in use:

    This book, designed by Samuel N. Antupit, has been produced by offset lithography on seventy pound Hopper offset white vellum paper. The title is set in Cooper Highlight, a variation of the Cooper Black issued by American Typefounders in 1921 and named for Oswald Cooper. This typeface is derived from Cooper’s Old Style (designed in 1919 for Barnhart Brothers & Spindler) which bears more than considerable resemblance to Goudy Antique designed by Frederick W. Goudy in the same year. The smaller display matter is set in Linotype’s Pabst Extra Bold Condensed, derived from another design by the prolific Goudy, Pabst Old Style. The text matter is set in ten point Garamond Light Italic, an Intertype version of the French letter cut in 1620 by Jean Jannon. Jannon’s types were acquired by the French National Printing Office where, in the nineteenth century, they were rediscovered, reissued and mistakenly attributed to Claude Garamond, proprietor of the world’s first independent typefoundry.

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    • Cooper Hilite
    • Pabst Extra Bold
    • Garamond

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    1 Comment on “The Free People

    1. If anyone wanted to reproduce the typography of this book with digital type, Garamond No. 3 and especially Garamond ATF come close to the Intertype version of Jannon’s type. The ATF collection, in three optical sizes, comes with elegant ligatures which were not present or not used in the Garamond used for this edition.

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