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Crash by J.G. Ballard (Triad / Panther Books, 1985)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Aug 17th, 2013. Artwork published in .
Crash by J.G. Ballard (Triad / Panther Books, 1985)
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Not quite sure if this really is a version/modification of Futura Extra Heavy. Not Tempo Black either. The ‘J’ is more like in Flyer. The ‘G’ and the ‘M’ throw me off.

See also the Brazilian variation.

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4 Comments on “Crash by J.G. Ballard (Triad / Panther Books, 1985)”

  1. Clearly, this could be a phototype version of Futura’s Extra Bold style.

  2. It’s clear that someone took Twentieth Century Ultrabold and modified the G.

  3. As mentioned in the post above, this might be Twentieth Century Ultrabold with a modified G: unlike Intertype’s Futura Extra Bold (i.e., the “real deal”), it has that J with the vertically cut tail and more open C. Sorry for the double post, but I hope this might be useful to somebody.

  4. Thanks, Bryson. I didn’t see your previous comment. Yes, that sounds likely. I’ve tagged Twentieth Century now. In addition to G, the M must have been modified, too. Chances are that suchsuch a modified version was available from some English phototype company, or it’s an ad-hoc customization.

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