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206: Benia Krik

December 15, 2014

A quick week, only one cover today. I recently found this amazing copy of Isaac Babel’s play Benia Krik. The design is attributed to “Lloyd,” the book published by Collet’s in London in 1935. The tri-color scheme of rust, grey blue, and black is great and the tall sans serif titles command attention. Without prior knowledge, it’s hard to clearly read the illustration as notice that this is a book about Jewish gangsters, although that might have been more obvious eighty years ago. Anyway, enjoy this gem!


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