Club Français du Livre

A cosy avant-garde…

Last week I stumbled accross these books from Le Club Français du Livre, founded in 1946, combining influences from the surrealist literary movement in France with good marketing — adventurous design and quality binding bring classic and new writing to a large public.

I show one book here in some detail, more in a future post.

The whole book is composed in Grotesque corps 11 (a condensed bold!) and designed by Robert Korn. Printed by Paul Dupont, Paris and bound by Engel in Malakoff.

Maxime Gorki, Les Vagabonds
Club Français du Livre, june 1953

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