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League Gothic would be a great choice for thrillers or business books, and it can be useful if you have a very long title, too. It works quite well on books, too.
This classic font is appropriate for histories, novels, and historical fiction, among others. Check out the French film poster using Trajan. Franchise free from Font Pro : Another tall and meaty sans serif, just ideal for the right book cover treatment. Franchise would be a great pick for a historical epic, for mysteries, or for thrillers. Baskerville many versions available : Sometimes you need to have a straight roman typeface for your title, and in that case I like to use one of the variations of Baskerville, a highly readable typeface.
She had once told me of seeing Roy Krenkel whenever he came into the Ace office to deliver a cover painting — he was shy — and Frank Frazetta when he started bringing in his work — he was pretty full of himself, but very good looking. I wondered if she remembered who the art director was when she was there.
The work was from 11 different publishers and it named all of the participating art directors including Cosmo Scianno of Ace Books.
Cosmo did some cover work for Ace himself in and in he changed his name to Cosimo. Further searches found him now in Florida as an award-winning photographer, but attempts to contact him about his career with Ace books brought no response at all.
The oldest of these very similar Gothic faces is Lafayette, designed by German punch-cutter Gustav F. Schroeder for the Central Type Foundry in or The problem with Lafayette is that though it has the extended and pointed terminals not only is it a condensed face but the full alphabet shows that the cap W is distinctly different from that on Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, and the cap E has a center arm that is even with the top and bottom bars rather than inset as on all the Ace ERB titles.
It is from Central Type Foundry though.
However, the letterform for the author slug is not something offered by Morgan Press, as far as I can determine. And if it was it would have to have been in their catalog at the latest. Was there another large phototype company that might have both of these faces?
That company, it turns out, was one of the largest phototypesetting providers in the country. It had been co-founded in by Harold Horman and Edward Rondthaler and included a host of designers who were masters at hand-drawn lettering.
Using photography and specialized lenses they could italicize, re-proportion, outline and add or subtract weight from any typeface or lettered headline. Their first client was the J.
Walter Thompson ad agency and during World War Two they supplied headlines for many wartime posters. In they were approached by The Saturday Evening Post to furnish hand-drawn lettering in a consistent, distinctive style for their headlines and bylines.
But the catalog was rare. Not something you could download on site.
The only way to get the catalog was through Inter-library Loan and after a long wait wondering if the book was even available as a loan, I was able to get my hands on it and see if both letter styles were in it. The long search was over.
The outline face made it possible for the printer to fill the type with one color and make the outline a contrasting hue. The photo process of Photo-Lettering, Inc. These two faces from Photo-Lettering, Inc, are the source of the Ace Books titling fonts that so many fans have stamped with their nostalgia since they were awakened to the classic tales and the world of fandom in the s.