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What Do Lou Reed and Agatha Christie Have in Common

What Lou Reed and Agatha Christie have in common is the American-born, but British-raised illustrator Tom Adams. When Reed was searching for an artist to design his self-titled album for the UK market in 1972, he chose Adams. Ironically, although … Continue reading

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We Who Are About To…

Last month, Penguin’s science fiction imprint, Penguin Worlds, republished a series of important sci-fi titles with radically redesigned covers. Here’s a sample:

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What Color Is Your Penguin

This Spring, Penguin will begin reissuing titles from its Classics series with cover designs in a bold, new color palette. The minimalist format will differentiate books by the original language of publication: orange for English, red for Russian, green for … Continue reading

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Book Design: Just Like Underwear

In this charming short video (below) by Michael Bierut of Pentagram, the legendary Italian book designer Massimo Vignelli explains his personal design process and why he enjoys being the “director and cinematographer” of book projects. You’ll also discover why his … Continue reading

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