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270: English Everywhere

April 1, 2019

A quick book blog this week. I found this book on the street a couple months back, and am pretty impressed with the 1970s whole book design, channeling high modernist design from fifty years earlier. Especially since this is basically a textbook. The intensive type work and complex duotones are eye-grabbing, and make me wish more books looked like this again. Here’s the bibiographic info for the book:
Robert R. Potter, English Everywhere: Meaning, Media, and You (New York: Globe Book Company, 1971). Design by Art Ritter.

I don’t have any other books designed by Ritter, and haven’t been able to find any information about him. My guess is he was an in-house guy for the Globe Book Company. Anyone that has anymore info, send it my way.

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