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Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines (Dial Press)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 6th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines (Dial Press) 1
    Source: https://eurekabookshop.com Eureka Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    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.

    Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines (Dial Press) 2
    Source: https://www.panoplybooks.com Panoply Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The title page is set in  Bold Condensed and Italic.
    Source: https://www.panoplybooks.com Panoply Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The title page is set in Lydian Bold Condensed and Italic.

    The title page is set in  Bold Condensed and Italic.
    Source: https://www.panoplybooks.com Panoply Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    For the book interior, the body copy in Baskerville is paired with headlines and chapter numbers in Lydian.

    Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines (Dial Press) 5
    Source: https://www.panoplybooks.com Panoply Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

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