Bloodline is a collection of short stories by Ernest J. Gaines. The first edition published by Dial Press in 1968 features a striking typographic jacket design. The title is rendered in bold condensed caps from Matterhorn or similar. The interletter spaces are partly filled in red, in what looks like a visual echo of the preceding letter’s counter shape, yielding a rhythmic pattern of black and red. The author’s name is set in the dignified caps from Bulmer.