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Saturday, March 18, 2006

THE NEW SF

Scored this for 60p at an otherwise crap book-fair in Sherbore today:



All the usual late 60s/early 70s New Worlds suspects on board: Aldiss, Ballard, Butterworth, Disch, Sladek, MM, etc...plus I prob. got a chunk of these stories in other anthologies, but what the hell; I just loooove the cover.

The New SF: fuck, man...it's what it says on the label.

I even love the font they used for "SF". Any font-spotters out there know what it is? I'm gonna have that font on my tombstone (which'll be dark mauve w/ overlapping concentric white circles...)

For anybody interested, Langdon Jones' site is over here.

Also had some reasonably-priced Boys-Own type 1950's hardbacks on display, but none of them really floated me boat. One of the bookshops over in SnoreBore had the new Moorcock h/b, but it was 17 quid and I'm not exactly short of reading material, so maybe I'll hold out for a nice paperback edition. Bought some v. old reduced oil-bars in the art-shop, though ...been looking for some fer ages. Think I lost my stash in the house-move 3 years back. No one seems to stock 'em any more, as they're not a fashionable art tool any more...too brutally Prole, too messy for the middle-classes...give 'em all a water-colour enema, I say.

4 Comments:

At 10:56 pm, Blogger Cloudboy said...

don't know for sure - looks like cooper black or a ultra bold version of souvenir both very popular in the seventies

 
At 10:34 am, Blogger kek-w said...

cheers, CB....I'll chase that up...yeah, def. a seventies font; that's why I like it...

 
At 11:52 am, Blogger Dominic Zero said...

Yup - I reckon it's Souvenir - though my memories of 70s Letraset are fairly cloudy.
I was a printer for a few years - unfortunately I was off my tits on acid for most of that time.

 
At 2:15 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Yeah, it's got the nice 'fatness' of Cooper Black, but it's slightly more stretched.... a bold Souvenir is looking to be a likely candidate right now.

 

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