Posts Tagged: history

Serial Suprematist

Stef studying the subtleties of Nixon’s Black cross painted in 1992.

Serial Suprematist

Stef studying the subtleties of Nixon’s Black cross painted in 1992.

Shakespeare Gentleman Illustrator

The first Shakespeare Penguin titles appeared in 1940. They were designed by the steadfast classicist Jan Tschichold. By the late 1960s the series was looking dated. Penguin was trying to be less literal and more cerebral, and designer Germano Facetti had

Shakespeare Gentleman Illustrator

The first Shakespeare Penguin titles appeared in 1940. They were designed by the steadfast classicist Jan Tschichold. By the late 1960s the series was looking dated. Penguin was trying to be less literal and more cerebral, and designer Germano Facetti had

When Text is Enough

When the time came for Paul Auster’s Penguin books to be redesigned, he asked the art director to consider using a typographical rather than image based approach.

When Text is Enough

When the time came for Paul Auster’s Penguin books to be redesigned, he asked the art director to consider using a typographical rather than image based approach.

Atmospheric Content

“The pictorial idea, be it drawing, collage or photograph, will indicate the atmospheric content of the book.”

Atmospheric Content

“The pictorial idea, be it drawing, collage or photograph, will indicate the atmospheric content of the book.”

50 Shades of White

I’m noticing a trend in book design. Many shades of white.

50 Shades of White

I’m noticing a trend in book design. Many shades of white.

Middlemarch Winter

“There is something in daubing a little one’s self, and having an idea of the process.”

Middlemarch Winter

“There is something in daubing a little one’s self, and having an idea of the process.”