Dust jacket for Alfred A. Knopf’s first edition of Michael Crichton’s bestselling science fiction novel Jurassic Park, designed by Chip Kidd. The front panel and spine of the jacket feature text set in Enge Steinschrift, later and perhaps more widely known as Akzidenz-Grotesk schmalhalbfett (medium condensed). The K has been slightly modified from its original form, wherein the diagonal strokes should meet at the vertical. Here, the strokes appear to meet in a T, likely formed by artificially extending the upper diagonal stroke down to the lower half of the vertical.
A silhouette of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, illustrated by Kidd and loosely based upon the famous specimen AMNH 5027, spans the front panel, spine and back panel of the jacket.