By Anthony Hope

Art by Mireille Fauchon

Four Corners Books

150 × 90 mm, 272 pp

2011

The seventh book in the Four Corners Familiars series.

The display text is set in Rudy, a typeface designed for this edition. Rudy is based on and inspired by Raymond Hains’ typographic experiments. The distortion of each letterform is rationalised to a mostly twice vertical repeat, which fits with the book's overriding theme of doubles and gives the page the texture of blackletter. It is named after one of the book’s characters, King Rudolf Rassendyll of Ruritania (and one of John Morgan’s sons).

The Rudy project page can be seen here.