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Die Tänzer Gottes by Noël Ballif

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 21st, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    Photo: Florian Hardwig. Courtesy of Ilja Wanka. License: All Rights Reserved.

    This book jacket for a German edition of Ballif’s Dancers of God, a book about pygmies, is one of the “serving suggestions” that were included in the specimen for Charme (1957). The designer of this brush script typeface is Helmut Matheis, who celebrates his 96th birthday today.

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    Photo: Florian Hardwig. Courtesy of Ilja Wanka. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The secondary typeface is the condensed cut of Jakob Erbar’s Candida (also for Ludwig & Mayer). The language of the blurb is not politically correct by any modern standards.

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