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Stunt. The Story of the Great Movie Stuntmen by John Baxter

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 11th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Macdonald and Jane’s, 1973.
    Source: https://badgerbooks.com.au Badger Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Macdonald and Jane’s, 1973.

    I’m in love with the tight spacing of this title – and the fact that the ‘tu’ pair didn’t have to be customized for this setting: the matching angled terminals are built right into Dynamo. Originally released as a metal typeface in 1930, Karl Sommer’s semi-slab design was revived by Letraset in the early 1970s.

    Stunt was published in 1973 by Macdonald and Jane’s, London. The first American edition followed in 1974 by Doubleday, with the same jacket design by Graham Marshall. From the back:

    Cowboys, rodeo riders; lifeguards, lumberjacks; acobats, airmen; barnstormers, contortionists – from the ranks of these grew Hollywood’s strange yet elite community of stunt men and women. From the violent slapstick of the Keystone Kops, through the gags of Buster Keaton and the athletic leaps of Douglas Fairbanks Snr, to the sophisticated thrills of Bullitt and The French Connection, stunts and stunt men have had a unique – and hitherto well-camouflaged – place in the history of Hollywood.

    “Frontispiece picture shows Ben Johnson in a superb backward horse fall on Mighty Joe Young (1949)”. The title page is set in Adrian Frutiger’s Apollo. The imprint is in .
    Source: https://www.ebay.co.uk bsccgg3. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “Frontispiece picture shows Ben Johnson in a superb backward horse fall on Mighty Joe Young (1949)”. The title page is set in Adrian Frutiger’s Apollo. The imprint is in Times New Roman.

    Doubleday, 1974.
    Source: https://www.ebay.co.uk bsccgg3. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Doubleday, 1974.

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