Emilienne et Emmanuelle

Posted by Scott

Here are a couple of great high res scans from Sarcoptiform’s excellent Flickr stream. Emilienne and Emmanuelle are apparently French books from 1968. I can’t find any more information on them.

The title face looks like Clarendon to me; one of the better uses I’ve seen, particularly on the Emmanuelle cover. And that black background would make a great texture for all sorts of applications. Sharpen > Desaturate, Levels > Select Color Range, or just use in blending mode.

Update: According to Blo in the comments: “Emmanuelle and Emilienne were erotic best sellers, and Emmanuelle was also a film. 10x18cm is the size of the pocket book. It was and still is a collection of novel paperback.”

Via Sarcoptiform

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blo says:

February 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Hi Scott,

for Emmanuelle it was an erotic best seller (I guess Emilienne is erotic too), and a film. 10 18 is the size of the pocket book (in centimeter…). It was and still is a collection of novel paperback.

This is my first comment, and I want too say your blog is BIG ! All your post are fantastic ! The design part, and the music is a must ! And I like your work too.

Keep doing the good work !!!


Alexander says:

February 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Hey, many thanks for this post. I bought these in Paris last year at a vintage poster and book shop. I had no idea what they were (don’t really read French) but the the cover designs caught my eye.

Love your blog and your music!