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The City by Jane Gaskell (Paperback Library)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 18th, 2020. Artwork published in .
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    Benguiat Discotheque is one of the lesser known designs by Ed Benguiat. Drawn in the second half of the 1960s, the amorphous caps appear to be loosely modeled after an untitled alphabet shown in J.M. Bergling’s Art Alphabets and Lettering (1914). Discotheque is shown in the One Line catalog (1971) in three weights plus Outline and Contour variants. Benguiat Bravado is a related design. To my knowledge, neither has been digitized yet.

    Can Cija – Princess of Atlantis – escape the brutality of Zerd, the “Dragon General”?

    The City is part of The Atlan Saga by British fantasy writer Jane Gaskell (b. 1941). First published in 1966, this is the Paperback Library edition from 1968. The cover art is by Jeff Jones.

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    A sample of the three solid styles of , compiled from Photo-Lettering’s One Line Manual of Styles (1971).
    Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-SA.

    A sample of the three solid styles of Benguiat Discotheque, compiled from Photo-Lettering’s One Line Manual of Styles (1971).

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