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Book Covers from “The Royal Tenenbaums”

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Aug 18th, 2012. Artwork published in .
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    Pitch-perfect 1970s props from Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums”.

    These book and magazine covers all appear in Wes Anderson’s tale of an extended family with literary distinction (and, in one case, athletic infamy). — Criterion

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    • ITC Milano Roman
    • Futura
    • Helvetica




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    5 Comments on “Book Covers from “The Royal Tenenbaums””

    1. Aug 18th, 2012  2:13 am

      Anyone know who designed these?

    2. Eric Doctor says:
      Aug 18th, 2012  2:19 am

      Maybe “Joan Winters — graphic design,” according to IMDB.

      Here’s her imdb page, which proves nothing, but she’s done a fair bit of other period stuff.

    3. Matthew Butterick says:
      Aug 18th, 2012  8:54 pm

      The book covers from the opening titles of the little-seen “Gentlemen Broncos” — lovingly recreated sci-fi paperbacks — should be harvested for Fonts In Use.

    4. Miro Denck says:
      Sep 4th, 2019  9:08 am

      I wonder where the unknown contemporary designer found the typeface to work on this? There’s no digitalized version and I can’t even find a scan of it.

    5. Sep 4th, 2019  10:55 am

      Hi Miro,

      There’s a digital version of Milano Roman made by Image Club Graphics in 1992. I don’t think it still is available for licensing.

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