Tom Wolfe – The Right Stuff, Farrar Straus Giroux
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I think the g is raised, not short-ascendered. Never noticed what an unexpected pair of typefaces this was.
Oops, I meant short-descendered.
You’re right, of course: It’s the baseline shift for g that prevents a collision in the stacked and interlocked setting. What I wanted to hint at is the fact that the counters in the Display cut are smaller. However, the descender isn’t really shorter as I had assumed. Here’s a comparison of Monotype’s digital version of Gill Sans ExtraBold (top) and Gill Sans Display ExtraBold (bottom):
Gorgeous! Also interesting to note the cool swagger of that cap S on the front cover Stuff, as compared to the standard cap S on the spine. Also seems like the cover cap R is a bit higher-waisted (?) and boot-cut than standard Gill Sans Display Extra Bold. Fabulous. Would love the full story! Thanks!
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