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Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books)

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Jul 1st, 2018. Artwork published in
circa 1975
    Harlan Ellision1.jpg
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    Artwork by Diane & Leo Dillon. Pyramid Books, USA. Eleven titles published between February 1975 and February 1976. Each book has a number from 1 to 11 in the middle of Ellison’s O on the cover.

    From Wikipedia:

    Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 27, 2018) was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in speculative fiction, and for his outspoken, combative personality.

    Harlan Ellision2.jpg
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    Harlan Ellision3.jpg
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    Book spines. The paperbacks come with green edges.

    Source: Photo: Cadwalader Ringgold. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: Photo: Donald Dowdy. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: Photo: Steve. License: CC BY-NC-SA.


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    4 Comments on “Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books)”

    1. Jul 1st, 2018  5:41 pm

      On the cover of vol. 4, “Bova” is mentioned — Ben Bova to be precise. He and Harlan Ellison worked together on short stories and a TV series in the 1970s (more on Wikipedia). Ben Bova, like Ellison, debuted on Fonts In Use this week with a sci-fi book cover for Pyramid Books (see this post).

    2. Guajolote says:
      Jul 4th, 2018  7:35 am

      It looks more like West Nouveau or Urban than Dreamline:…

    3. Jul 4th, 2018  1:07 pm

      ¡Muchas gracias, Guajolote! You’re spot on. It’s not Mecanorma Dreamline, but another slightly different interpretation of Alfred Roller’s lettering. I compared it to the samples of Urban and PLINC West Nouveau Compact. Neither is a perfect match. Chances are it’s lettering based on one of them, or on yet another related model. I’ll change the typeface credit to Urban (because its L is closer than West Nouveau’s) and add the tag “lettering derived from typeface”.

    4. Jul 4th, 2018  5:07 pm

      Yeah, it’s definitely derived! That’s what confused me.

      Never noticed how similar the E’s were on all those mentioned above!

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