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Harrock n roll
#11 · Posted: 15 Feb 2005 12:44
I just spotted one on ebay which is also a 1975 paperback with the “Tintin” missing. Obviously some bright spark in the design department decided to take out the Tintin that year without realising it said “the adventures of” just above. I expect the editor had a fit when he noticed - you just can't rely on these designers...

Chris (a designer)
#12 · Posted: 15 Feb 2005 13:23
I wondered if - given that it was in the pre-electronic days - that it wasn’t an error assembling a plate?

The text “Tintin” would have to be moveable, given that the name changes from country to country, so the sky is in place and there is no knock-out in the blue; perhaps the “Tintin” just got left out, or more likely, fell off a paste up in the bag.
Harrock n roll
#13 · Posted: 15 Feb 2005 13:32 · Edited by: Harrock n roll
Well it looks to me - if you compare it to the ‘regular’ edition - as if the entire title has been enlarged to fit the area. There is no gap where the ‘Tintin’ would normally be and it wouldn't fit in the space available.
#14 · Posted: 15 Feb 2005 14:13
Perhaps the designer had in his/her mind that that the arch lettering was 'The Adventures of Tintin' - because that's what the French version has (in French).

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