"The Book Of The Damned" condensed display sans from 60s book cover

toog's picture

I love that K!

Anyone have any idea what this might be?

sim's picture

Not quite that one, but the K is similar : http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/chank/nicotine/

Miss Tiffany's picture

How old is this book?

toog's picture

Hmmm, I don't really know.

It was first published in 1919 but this is an obvious reissue sometime later.

Here's the full cover:

The logo in the upper left feels sixties to me but I could be dumb.

bojev's picture

Ace paperback from late 1950s.

toog's picture

I hope that means we're getting closer...I really like this one.

dezcom's picture

It looks Czech influenced.


dezcom's picture

It might be an old Ludlow face "Gothic Condensed" or Extra Condensed.


Florian Hardwig's picture

Funny you see it as Czech influenced, Chris.
In this German Fontblog thread (about the recently replaced logo of Haus der Kulturen der Welt, designed by Cornel Windlin/Neville Brody), HD Schellnack characterizes a similar ‘K’ with ‘bent leg’ as having a ‘Russian touch’.

dezcom's picture

I would grant that the Czechs had a very strong Russian influence, particulary during the era of the Soviet Union. I think the Czechs were far more likely to be open to experimentation in letterforms and gutsy about implementing them. Veronika Burian gave an inspiring presentation at TypeCon '07 showing some very innovative examples of Czech work.



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