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Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr.

Contributed by Bianca Berning on Sep 3rd, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    Photo: Bianca Berning. License: All Rights Reserved.

    By Sammy Davis Jr. and Jane and Burt Boyar, 1965.
    Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr.
    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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    License: All Rights Reserved.

    The title is spread across several pages, with the main title occupying one word per page.

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    • Thorowgood Sans Shaded
    • Clarendon
    • Caslon

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    2 Comments on “Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr.

    1. Oct 1st, 2017  3:10 am

      Nope, not Big Caslon. The book is © 1965, but Matthew Carter didn’t release Big Caslon till 1995.

      ???

    2. Oct 1st, 2017  8:12 am

      Good catch, Chris! It is a big Caslon, but not Carter’s Big Caslon. It could be a phototype version based on Caslon 540, but I’ll have to check. Among digital options, Elsner+Flake’s New Caslon B comes closest, but unfortunately they don’t provide much information about the source (“designed by Mannesmann Scangraphic GmbH, 1992”).

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