Inland (1895) in contemporary use for Inpatient Press’s edition of the Averoigne stories by Clark Ashton Smith (1893–1961) from 2019. With its undulating letterforms, Inland nicely echoes the hair reflected from the water surface in Clark Filio’s cover art. The particular font in use is Bizarrerie Bold (2010), a digital revival by Claude Pelletier. It’s paired with Lucas Le Bihan’s Sporting Grotesque (2016), a design informed by grotesques from the 1880s. Both typefaces are used with electronically condensed letterforms.
Finally collected in a signature single standalone edition, Clark Ashton Smith’s Averoigne is a testament of temptation and transcendence: corrupt sellswords, vengeful sorceresses, and time-warping dissident priests all play a part in these tales set in the louche groves of Smith’s decadent imagination.
Printed in the style of the erstwhile Ballantine Books Adult Fantasy Series, Averoigne concludes the iconic five-book cycle begun by editor Lin Carter in 1970 and left unfinished until now.