Dover Thrift Editions 2021

The Drab Gatsby

The Rolls-Royce of low-quality books, Dover Thrift Editions has published similarly pedestrian and lifeless covers for Dracula, Jane Eyre, and dozens of other classics in the public domain.


It depicts a yellow car traveling at speed sufficient to blow a scarf.


The pairing of a cheap, contemporary sans with capitalized, small-caps serif atop a clumsily mechanical gradient is a typographical crime.

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