Released by the Visual Graphics Corporation (VGC) in 1972, Roslyn Gothic became fairly popular by the mid 1970s. The sans serif with some Art Nouveau-like elements was a frequent choice for books in the science fiction genre.
In 1975, Roslyn Gothic Bold was selected for the dust jacket of Michael G. Coney’s new novel. Then already known as the author of Mirror Image (his debut novel from 1972) and Winter’s Children (1974), Hello Summer, Goodbye became one of the best and most representative works by the British science fiction writer.
The first edition by Victor Gollancz features a purely typographic design printed in red and orange on yellow. Roslyn Gothic is paired with Helvetica. The publisher’s logo is in Univers, with the “SF” series logo in caps from Grotesque No. 9. Readers Union’s book club edition has the same typographic lockup, in purple letters on white, amended with an image showing solar prominences.