Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology (Random House, 1973 and Ballantine, 1974)
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John Sposato, the designer of the book jacket for Random House, kindly let me know:
I did use Prisma from Photo-Lettering, but it wasn’t necessary to alter the setting at all. There must have been a version available with 7 lines at the time. Without a computer, the type was pasted up in black and white, with instructions and swatches for the printers to color the stripes.
John mentions that he employed that trick of varying the colors on striped letterforms in a poster design again a half century later in 2015. You can see the posters on his website. John maintains an Instagram account for the typography course he teaches at School of Visual Arts in New York. Go check it out at @type_and_image!
Twentieth Century Ultra Bold seems to be in use instead of Futura Extra Bold here considering the capital G in the former font is different from the latter one.