2 Comments on “Éditions Zulma”
Very nice. For those who don’t know, this kind of layout was very popular for editions of things like poetry chapbooks in the 1930s and into the 1950s (then using ornaments, of course, so a lot more limited). This Penguin paperback from 1950 by Stephen Russ is a good example of the style. The patterns here are really lovely – keeping the idea of geometry but adding a lot more freedom and colour.
I also love the detail of the upright caps adding a bit of upright inscriptional feel to balance the cursive. Somehow it makes for a much better match with the Futura capitals.
It’s also reminiscent of the standard Insel Verlag cover layout.