Straight Jackets: the Art of the Book Jacket University of Otago Straight Jackets: the art of the book jacket

The publisher Victor Gollancz loathed 'picture jackets'. He employed Stanley Morison, the designer of the world-famous Times Roman font, to create his long lasting series of yellow, easily recognized typographic jackets. Morison broke many of the rules of good taste in typography: mixing typefaces, sizes, and colours as well as offering too much information on the cover. Here he gives Compton-Burnett's work sparse treatment.

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