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i really like this beautiful series of ‘penguin poets’ patterned covers from the 50’s by designer stephen russ[/b]
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This particular style of an overall patterned background with a central label identifying title and author had a German precursor and was probably introduced to Penguin by the arrival of Jan Tschichold who worked at Penguin from 1947-49 and was very influential in determining the austere appearance of post war covers.
He was followed by Hans Schmoller, another German typographer who started at Penguin in 1947 after having worked for the Curwen Press since the end of the war.

m / 29-10-2009 18:09

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