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Narziß und Goldmund (Narcissus and Goldmund) by Hermann Hesse, 1970 Fischer Edition

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jun 4th, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    Cover by Kurt Wirth, although it’s not clear whether he was responsible for more than the illustration. I looked for other Fischer books from this era that used Pascal, but couldn’t find any. Your help is welcome!

    That’s a crazy eszett. Obviously Mendoza wasn’t German, but I would expect something more refined from him. The rest of the typeface is a gem and largely undiscovered.


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    1 Comment on “Narziß und Goldmund (Narcissus and Goldmund) by Hermann Hesse, 1970 Fischer Edition”

    1. Jun 4th, 2013  3:34 pm

      I came across this one recently via Aqua-Velvet. No, I’m not aware of any other Fischer paperbacks with Pascal. Several from this period – early ’70s – use the crazy Thalia.

      There is an earlier edition (1966) with basically the same illustration by Wirth (in the original colors?), but with standard Helvetica:

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