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Dune by Frank Herbert (Ace Books, 1967 and 1974)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 18th, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1967
.
    Ace, 1967. Title and author are in Benguiat Zenedipity, condensed and obliqued, nicely echoing the slant of the rock in John Schoenherr’s cover art. The text in the starburst uses caps from Lydian Italic. [More info on ISFDB]
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    Ace, 1967. Title and author are in Benguiat Zenedipity, condensed and obliqued, nicely echoing the slant of the rock in John Schoenherr’s cover art. The text in the starburst uses caps from Lydian Italic. [More info on ISFDB]

    Benguiat Zenedipity is used for the covers of two paperback editions of Frank Herbert’s Dune, published by Ace Books in c. 1967 and 1974.

    The Western-style slab serif with flared bottom halves was drawn by Ed Benguiat for Photo-Lettering, apparently as spinoff of Benguiat Serendipity, which is a more conventional Barnum (with Benguiat Buffalo being a rounded version). The all-caps Zenedipity is shown in PLINC’s Alphabet Thesaurus, Vol. 2 (1965) in two widths. A third Wide style is initially listed as exclusive design. It’s shown in Vol. 3 (1971). I’m not aware of a digitization.

    A later Ace edition from 1974, with cover art by Don Ivan Punchatz, again with Zenedipity. Secondary bits are set in italic caps from ITC Souvenir, another design by . [More info on ISFDB]
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    A later Ace edition from 1974, with cover art by Don Ivan Punchatz, again with Zenedipity. Secondary bits are set in italic caps from ITC Souvenir, another design by Ed Benguiat. [More info on ISFDB]

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