Feb 20

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Good Show Sir Comments: After all … it IS a Bantam “Spectra” book.

Thanks to Yamamanama for sending it in!

Published 1986

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.08 out of 10)

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20 Responses to “Arc of the Dream”

  1. Tom Noir Says:

    Looks like they had a lot of A‘s that they had to use up from their typography budget at the end of the year.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    I always knew Mr Miyagi had magical powers!

  3. fred Says:

    Team Thor – The Movie.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    ‘Hot spot’: where queer pride and geology meet!

    (and maybe have a beer together)

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    “If we all fart together what can’t we achieve.”

    I love these inspirational books.

    (OK, unless there is some sort of choreography involved, they’re probably standing the wrong way around. Maybe the book is a paean to the power of group halitosis.)

  6. Tat Wood Says:

    Not so much ‘Font Problems’ as ‘Font Pre-Emptively Cashing-In On A 21st Century Franchise’.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is this a Skittles commercial?

  8. Anna T. Says:

    @Bibliomancer: Unfortunately, no, I don’t think so. Skittles commercials have more class, and less ’80s tackiness, than this. Which is a shame, because now I really want some Skittles.

  9. Dead Stuff with Big Teeth Says:

    Isn’t it ironic…the lack of colour on the cover!

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    Red ink must be expensive, hence the outline only on the title.

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    So, someone has sort of alluded it but I’ll just hang a lantern on it – that is dead on for the title font for Stranger Things.


  12. Raoul Says:

    @JuanPaul – You must be joking. Science Fiction publishers are swimming in red ink.

  13. classicOz Says:

    They’re making spectracles of themselves

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “They were on a mystical quest for the magic mountain that would make them taller!”

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Hillary’s desperate last-minute campaign poster failed to create the rainbow coalition she had hoped for.
    (Too soon? Come on people, we’re equal-opportunity offenders, right?)

  16. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: Take whatever pot-shots you wish, all’s fair in love and war and campaigns for public office.

  17. HappyBookworm Says:

    This was one of Mr. Wizard’s more dangerous experiments…rainbow colored lava.

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    The offering to Tūtū Pele wasn’t actually a virgin, but she didn’t seem to mind.

  19. Yoss Says:

    “So, someone has sort of alluded it but I’ll just hang a lantern on it – that is dead on for the title font for Stranger Things. ”

    Benguiat. It’s on all kinds of books from the 70s forward and I believe the 80s movie Cloak & Dagger.

    Type recognition is one of my talents. You should see my wife swoon when we’re watching the opening credits of a show and I’ll casually toss out “Clarendon Bold.” Women roll their eyes when they swoon, right?

  20. Tom Noir Says:

    Yeah Stranger Things intentionally went for a retro font since it harkens back to the film and TV of that era.

    Also, @Yoss, I’ll bet you’re a hit at parties!

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