Publication Design: Penguin 75

August 27, 2010
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Publication Design: Penguin 75

Design, Publication, Illustration, Cover, Book, Penguin
This year Penguin Publishing group celebrates 75 years in the business. Lucky for us design-loving folk, they've decided to commemorate the occasion with Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the good, the bad...).

Art director, Paul Buckley, selected 75 covers from the past ten years and asked authors and designers to discus the design process and how, in the end, they actually felt about their covers. As the title suggests, the commentary isn't padded with fluff, and if the author or designer wasn't happy about the final result, you'll hear why, often with wit and humor abound.

Design, Publication, Illustration, Cover, Book, Penguin
Design, Publication, Illustration, Cover, Book, Penguin
Design, Publication, Illustration, Cover, Book, Penguin
Great product shots from design:related

Seeing the process of design from a behind-the-scenes viewpoint is fascinating, and with the addition of commentary the collection promises to be an interesting read. I know I'm going to free up some space on my shelf.

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Design, Publication, Illustration, Cover, Book, Penguin
Scans from Paul Buckley

Read interviews with Buckley about the design and publication process and his thoughts over at imprint and ReadyMade and design:related.

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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