Vintage YA Novels by
These books are all sourced from a childhood memories of prowling the library stacks. At the time I couldn’t tell you what a font was, but I sensed that a book with a chunky Cooper-esque title was something tame (Super Fudge), and that the juicy books (Wifey) had a glam, script-y vibe. Whether it’s Bookman or a wild card like Avant Garde, these covers all boast a special Reagan-era flair for drama. Enjoy this retrospective of bygone YA book cover design, and maybe even read a few classics.
Cooper Black by Oswald Bruce Cooper
American Typewriter by Joel Kaden, Tony Stan
ITC Bookman Swash by ITC ft. Edward Benguiat
ITC Avant Garde Gothic by ITC ft. Herb Lubalin, Edward Benguiat, Christian Mengelt, André Gürtler, Erich Gschwind, Tom Carnase
Superette by Commercial Type ft. Ross Milne
ITC Grouch by ITC ft. Ronne Bonder, Tom Carnase