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Das Mädchen by Edna O’Brien (Büchergilde Gutenberg)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 28th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Das Mädchen by Edna O’Brien (Büchergilde Gutenberg) 1
    Source: www.buechergilde.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    Originally published in English by Faber (UK) and Farrar, Straus and Giroux (USA), Girl is a novel by Irish author Edna O’Brien. Set in present-day Nigeria, it tells the story of Maryam, one of the many girls who have been kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram.

    For the book jacket and cover of the Büchergilde Gutenberg edition with Kathrin Razum’s German translation, designer Marion Blomeyer selected an all-caps typeface featuring fragile (or already fractured?) letterforms. It’s Faxi by Good Type Foundry (2020). With its triangular strokes and the stems that taper toward the middle, it reminds me of Infini (Sandrine Nugue, 2015), and even more so of Minérale (Thomas Huot-Marchand, 2017). Faxi has a more rugged feel which, together with the red and black strokes hastily painted with a dry brush, sets an appropriately unsettling tone.

    Unfortunately a single opening quote mark (‘) has been used instead of a proper apostrophe (’).
    Source: www.buechergilde.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    Unfortunately a single opening quote mark (‘) has been used instead of a proper apostrophe (’).

    The small lines appear to be set in  Ultra.
    Source: www.buechergilde.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    The small lines appear to be set in ITC Kabel Ultra.

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