1960s Life Science Book Covers

The 1960s had some of the most interesting design. The typography and photography really pushed design in a beautiful direction. These 1960s Life Science book covers and graphics bring on such a wave of nostalgia. The typeface used in these was perfect.

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Chris says:

February 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

Pretty sure that’s Eurostyle Extended for the title, and maybe Condensed for the “SCIENCE LIBRARY” bit. Great font for 70’s style sci-fi stuff.


Lucidu4euh says:

February 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Would really love to check out ‘planets’ in particular. I believe Carl Sagan contributed to it


guy mingo says:

February 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I have the majority of this series– it should be noted that the inner contents are loaded with incredible pics and graphics (not to mention great writing). But the graphic icing on the cake is the unique symbol for each subject found in the lower left corner of the back cover.


Jay M says:

March 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Weird, I swear I saw these as a kid and thought “wow, these are really cool covers”. I think they came in a set with a silver box and little knob handle to pull them out.