penguin by design

I visted the penguin book sexibition in the hague today and
apart from some recent titles with interesting hand drawn typography printed on the book ends there wasn’t very much stuff I hadn’t already seen elsewhere, a bit disappointing

there were a few preliminary sketches by people like jan tschischold who spent some time as art director at penguin and modified the logo (for the better) and several

unusual dutch titles brought published under penguin, the
book called ‘penguin by design’ by phil baines is a better reference for anyone interested in the history of penguin book design, the thing I missed most was the fabulous green ‘crime series’ from the 60’s designed by germano faccetti, one of the best art directors who worked for penguin in my opinion

m / 18-03-2007 18:31

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