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Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgram (Harper, 1974)

Contributed by J.D. Loughead on Jul 12th, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1974
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    Paperback cover, Harper Torchbooks, 1975.
    Source: https://jellobiafrasays.tumblr.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Paperback cover, Harper Torchbooks, 1975.

    This early (perhaps first?) paperback edition of Stanley Milgram’s famous psychological treatise comes via the always excellent jell-o biafra says tumblr. ITC Grouch usually presents with a goofy innocuousness, but doesn’t it seem just a touch menacing here? Its prickly triangular head serifs almost seem like two-dimensional abstractions of medieval melee weapons … Cover design is credited to Sidney Feinberg. The Harper Torchbooks wordmark and catalog number are set in italic caps from Futura.

    The same design was already used for the dust jacket of the first hardcover edition, published by Harper & Row the year before.

    Dust jacket of the hardcover edition, Harper & Row, 1974.
    Source: https://www.abebooks.com Book House in Dinkytown. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Dust jacket of the hardcover edition, Harper & Row, 1974.

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