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Ralph Ellison series by Vintage Books

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Dec 17th, 2014. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://www.cardonwebb.com © Vintage Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cardon Webb’s covers for this series are inspired by mid-century jazz albums. All the titles are hand lettered except for Going to the Territory which is (and this is only a guess) a modification of Mr Dafoe with Oregano Italic caps. The lettering for excellent Invisible Man cover is inspired by the rarely used but wonderful Linotype Gneisenauette.

    These type uses aside, the main reason to celebrate these covers is the lettering, which is pitch perfect. Do not miss the large images of the other books at Webb’s site.

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    Source: http://www.cardonwebb.com © Vintage Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: http://www.cardonwebb.com © Vintage Books. License: All Rights Reserved.
    ellison9.jpg
    Source: http://www.cardonwebb.com © Vintage Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Clarendon
    • Gneisenauette
    • Mr Dafoe
    • Oregano

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