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Anthony Burgess paperbacks (Ballantine Books)

Contributed by Mathieu Triay on Mar 2nd, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 1973
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    Anthony Burgess paperbacks (Ballantine Books) 1
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    Ballantine Books re-issued Anthony Burgess’ work between 1972 and 1973 in a striking paperback style featuring ITC Ronda (sometimes with alternates).

    The title is uppercase and at an angle, with tight letter-spacing. The author name is also set uppercase but with an even tighter spacing. Helvetica is used for the rest of the promo copy at the top.

    The cover style is almost consistent throughout the series with some exceptions: For The Long Day Wanes, the type is not at an angle anymore. For One Hand Clapping (not shown in this post), the title is set in ITC Avant Garde. The more famous Clockwork Orange shares a similar visual style but the type has switched entirely to Helvetica throughout.

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    1 Comment on “Anthony Burgess paperbacks (Ballantine Books)”

    1. Thiago says:
      Mar 2nd, 2019  12:18 pm

      Inside it appears they used Times New Roman, which makes this sort of an LTypI if you believe the claims about Starling Burgess.

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