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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by Chris Purcell on Aug 1st, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Penguin Classics) 1
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Published in 2000, Tom Brown’s cover design for this new translation of Tolstoy’s novel avoids the cliché of a faux-Cyrillic typeface like Kremlin by using Filosofia Unicase for the title. Two weights of Futura complete an elegant design.

    (Does anyone know who lettered the Great Books logo seen in the upper-right corner of the cover? It has sadly been replaced with a very uninspired sans.)

    There is no credit for the design of the book itself. The title page repeats Filosofia Unicase and the delicate line rules from the cover, but then overcomplicates things with Palatino Italic and what looks like Venus Extended (all caps) and Light. Sabon appears below the Penguin logo and is used for the text of the novel.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    There is no credit for the design of the book itself. The title page repeats Filosofia Unicase and the delicate line rules from the cover, but then overcomplicates things with Palatino Italic and what looks like Venus Extended (all caps) and Light. Sabon appears below the Penguin logo and is used for the text of the novel.

    There is no credit for the design of the book itself. The title page repeats Filosofia Unicase and the delicate line rules from the cover, but then overcomplicates things with Palatino Italic and what looks like Venus Extended (all caps) and Light. Sabon appears below the Penguin logo and is used for the text of the novel.
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Oprah Winfrey selected this edition for her 2004 summer reading program. The online schedule for marching through the 817-page book featured Vectora, which was the primary display face in Oprah magazine at the time.

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    • Filosofia Unicase
    • Futura
    • Palatino
    • Venus
    • Sabon
    • Vectora

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