Stefan Zweig series (Pushkin Press)
To read anything by Zweig is to risk addiction; in this collection the power of his writing-which, with its unabashed intensity and narrative drive, made him one of the bestselling and most acclaimed authors in the world-is clear and irresistible. — Pushkin Press
The typography for this series uses Lunda Modern (1998) Stefan Hattenbach’s revival of Karl Erik Forsberg’s italic Lunda (1941). [edit: On second look, it appears to be another (custom) version of Lunda, see comments.]
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Some of the spacing looked unbalanced. I took a closer look at Lunda Modern to check if that’s in the font. The image below shows details from a cover (left) and a resetting in Lunda Modern (right):
Turned out it’s not Lunda Modern! Burton must have used a different version of Lunda which stays closer to the original, see e.g. N or s. Maybe his own digitization?
Update: The method used here is an indirect one. The letterforms are typographic, but the arrangement is manual – it’s the digital equivalent of doing dry-transfer lettering with Letraset sheets. Via email, Nathan Burton tells me that his version of Lunda exists as a hi-res bitmap from a scanned specimen page:
“Each letter of each title needed to be cut and pasted together. It’s a time consuming process but I like the rounded edges and imperfections you get doing it this way rather than a perfect and sharp finish of a digital font. Having said that, if I had known that a digital version of Lunda existed, laziness might have won out as I hadn’t realised how many of Stefan Zweig books Pushkin had planned to publish!”