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Fiction magazine logo and covers (1973–1984)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 11th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1973
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    Fiction #230, February 1973, with cover art by Philippe Caza.
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    Fiction #230, February 1973, with cover art by Philippe Caza.

    Fiction was a French science fiction magazine launched in October 1953 by Éditions OPTA in Paris, France. It initially had ties to the American Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and a logo with custom pen lettering derived from the U.S. edition.

    Since 1967, the magazine’s logo featured condensed Didone caps. In February 1973, this was changed to something more futuristic: Premier Shaded, with the stems of F and N hyper-extended to form a frame around the cover art. In 1980, the frame was dropped, but the logo continued to use Premier Shaded.

    For over twenty years, the magazine was edited by Alain Dorémieux (1933–1998). When Dorémieux quit in October 1984, the logo was changed to Americana Black. After 412 issues, Fiction ceased publication in 1990. The magazine was relaunched twice since.

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    Fiction #241, January 1974, with a bichromatic logo and cover art by Daran.
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    Fiction #241, January 1974, with a bichromatic logo and cover art by Daran.

    Fiction #243, March 1974, with cover art by Bourgeois.
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    Fiction #243, March 1974, with cover art by Bourgeois.

    Fiction #256, March 1975, with cover art by Claude Lacroix.
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    Fiction #256, March 1975, with cover art by Claude Lacroix.

    Fiction #259–260, July/August 1975, with cover art by Richard Martens, and a softened shadow for the logo.
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    Fiction #259–260, July/August 1975, with cover art by Richard Martens, and a softened shadow for the logo.

    Fiction #271, July/August 1976, with cover art by Claude Lacroix.
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    Fiction #271, July/August 1976, with cover art by Claude Lacroix.

    Fiction #285, November 1977, with cover art by Christian Rivière.
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    Fiction #285, November 1977, with cover art by Christian Rivière.

    Fiction #286, December 1977, with cover art by François Allot.
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    Fiction #286, December 1977, with cover art by François Allot.

    Fiction #293, September 1978, with cover art by Pierre Teulon.
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    Fiction #293, September 1978, with cover art by Pierre Teulon.

    Fiction #301, May 1979, with cover art by Philippe Adamov.
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    Fiction #301, May 1979, with cover art by Philippe Adamov.

    Fiction #305, 1980: The logo with frame was echoed for the table of contents.
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    Fiction #305, 1980: The logo with frame was echoed for the table of contents.

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    2 Comments on “Fiction magazine logo and covers (1973–1984)”

    1. Emma J Baker says:
      Oct 12th, 2021 7:55 pm

      Ugh, these are so good. Here’s another one, April 1979, cover art by Jean-François Jamoul.

      Cover of April 1979 edition of "Fiction" magazine, the image shows the word "Fiction" in yellow and black text framing an illustration of a giant stone head in a landscape with a castle in the background.

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