The Charlie Brown Dictionary by Charles M. Schulz
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What in the world is a “Sixties Bookman” really about?
Follow the link in the footnote and you’ll find the specimen pdf for Bookmania. On pages 14 and 15, Mark Simonson included “The Bookmania Story”, a concise overview of the various Bookmans, with illustrations.
Sixties Bookman [is] closest to the larger sizes of ATF Bookman Oldstyle, but significantly bolder, with more contrast between the thicks and thins than other Bookmans and with smaller serifs. Sixties Bookman expanded on ATF Bookman’s modest but distinctive swash character repertoire with 25 in the roman and 47 in the italic.
One unfortunate thing about Sixties Bookman’s italic is that most of the characters are slanted mechanically, with no optical correction.
“Sixties Bookman” is not an official name. In period specimens, it typically went under names like Bookman Bold (Italic) with Swash. This variant doesn’t have an entry on its own at Fonts In Use, and is grouped under Bookman.
I’ve been waiting for this to pop up on here! I had these books growing up and loved the look of them, the lettering on the outside certainly no exception. Sadly, they were all but destroyed through inadequate storage, but I’m glad to see others enjoy them for the same reason too!