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In related typographical news: the cover art for XTC's 1978 album Go 2 is a meta-manifesto in the font Courier (aka typewriter, which always strikes me as sentimental), white text on black (inadvisable), dense leading (claustrophobia), with sporadic ALL CAPS as emphasis, messing with your mind in more ways than one. “A good cover design is one that attracts more buyers and gives more pleasure.” If I were the designer, I might have hired someone from the New Yorker to implement forced justification (one of the magazine’s strengths), which would make the whole thing look like one of those magic eye posters.

In related typographical news: the cover art for XTC's 1978 album Go 2 is a meta-manifesto in the font Courier (aka typewriter, which always strikes me as sentimental), white text on black (inadvisable), dense leading (claustrophobia), with sporadic ALL CAPS as emphasis, messing with your mind in more ways than one. “A good cover design is one that attracts more buyers and gives more pleasure.” If I were the designer, I might have hired someone from the New Yorker to implement forced justification (one of the magazine’s strengths), which would make the whole thing look like one of those magic eye posters.

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