A War Atlas for Americans

A War Atlas for Americans

Tom Torre Bevans, Helen Gentry, 1944

Description

Juror Notes

Nothing used to be more anomalous than an atlas, because it was neither a book nor a sheaf of maps declaring its independence of the text. This one integrates the two elements so well that it actually comes out a book. In format it was conditioned by the magazine pages where some of the material first appeared; since these were well laid out, this is all to the good. The text runs in either two or three columns, depending on the illustrations with which it must share the page, and on the balance desired for a two-page spread; it is simply set, and neither fades nor pops out in the presence of the pictures. These are designed and reproduced with clarity, and have agreeable color. Here’s an atlas that is as much fun as a picture book.

Peter Beilenson, Paul McPharlin, Ernst Reichl (Jurors)

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1945)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designers
Tom Torre Bevans, Helen Gentry
Author
Office of War Information
Trim size
11.25 x 14 inches
Pages
96
Price
$2.50
Typefaces
Baskerville, Futura Condensed (display)
Compositor
The Composing Room, Inc.
Printer
Jersey City Printing Company
Printing method
offset
Binder
H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Company
Binding
Cloth backbone, printed paper sides
Stamping
Gold-stamped (backbone)
Publisher
Simon and Schuster (for Council of Books in Wartime)
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