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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Rapp & Whiting, 1969)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 19th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Rapp & Whiting, 1969) 1
    Source: https://www.sothebys.com Sotheby’s. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The first British edition of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published by Rapp & Whiting in 1969. Lawrence Edwards’s cover art shows a sheep’s silhouette filled with a photograph of electric circuits. For the title, a bichromatic setting of Jim Crow has been used, center-aligned, with one word per line. On the spine of the jacket, it’s set in all-caps Folio Condensed. The names of author and publisher use two styles from Univers.

    See Damon Knight’s A Science Fiction Argosy (Gollancz, 1973) for another jacket design featuring multicolored Jim Crow, and see VTC Ruby (Vocal, 2021) for a new digital interpretation that offers multiple styles for this kind of chromatic use.

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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Rapp & Whiting, 1969) 2
    Source: https://books.hyraxia.com Hyraxia Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Rapp & Whiting, 1969) 3
    Source: http://cedarsolderthanenglish.blogspot.com Cedars Older than English. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Rapp & Whiting, 1969) 4
    Source: https://www.abebooks.com First and Fine. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Jim Crow
    • Folio Condensed
    • Univers

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