The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell, Penguin edition
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This cover design presents one of those difficult spacing decisions: space the baselines evenly, or account for the ascenders and descenders and try for optical spacing (which in this case required a larger space between the second and third lines).
David Pearson went for the latter choice, which I think is the right one, but I wonder if he compensated too much. Perhaps line three can shift up a tad. Either way, there is no perfect solution and this is a nice cover overall. Wonderfully understated.
I’m excited about Caslon Doric.