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I Sing the Body Electric by Ray Bradbury (Bantam)

Photo(s) by Make It Old. Imported from Flickr on Oct 24, 2020. Artwork published in .
    I Sing the Body Electric by Ray Bradbury (Bantam)
    Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Make It Old and tagged with “amelia”. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    I Sing the Body Electric! is a 1969 collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury. First published in 1969 by Knopf, this is the cover of Bantam’s paperback edition from 1971. The illustration is by Gene Szafran, who also provided the album art for The Moray Eels Eat The Holy Modal Rounders.

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    1 Comment on “I Sing the Body Electric by Ray Bradbury (Bantam)”

    1. Amelia was originally issued by VGC around 1966. The outlined and shaded variant used for the title isn’t an ad-hoc modification, but was offered as a ready-made option by Photo-Lettering. The typesetting studio in NYC also carried an open variant as well as a custom X-Bold weight.

      Photo-Lettering’s Amelia range as shown in their One Line Manual of Styles (1971), alongside Cucumber, an adaptation of a design that originated at Schaedler. T* stands for “Typeface or equivalent – non-exclusive”, while A* denotes a “Handlettered addition to type family”.

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