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The Darker Side of Virtue

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Mar 16th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    The Darker Side of Virtue 1
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    MGB Patrician made frequent appearances on book jackets. It fact, it was Don Munson, former art director at Ballantine Books, who designed it. Its swashes — often misused on other covers — are well placed here, and the spacing is properly tight. The Darker Side of Virtue is described as a “provocative exposé” on Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) society. Patrician certainly lends a foreboding darkness to the title.

    MGB Patrician specimen, Andresen Typographics, ca. 1990.
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    MGB Patrician specimen, Andresen Typographics, ca. 1990.

    The Darker Side of Virtue 3
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    • MGB Patrician
    • ITC Avant Garde Gothic

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