I can’t work out whether it’s galling or incredibly exciting to discover that some of your absolute favourite book covers were created by the same man. Perhaps it’s just a bit of both; galling because it demonstrates an ignorance of an industry you thought you knew inside out (and this guy is a big name in the design world) and exciting because now that you’ve worked out who he is, more beautiful book covers must surely follow. And that’s always a good thing.
The man I’m referring to is David Pearson, a London-based book designer who’s produced magnificent jackets for the likes of Penguin, Ridley Scott Associates, White’s Books and Éditions Zulma. He’s either art directed or designed all the books above and below which, as a die-hard fan of Penguin’s Great Ideas series’, means he’s responsible for the lions share of good-looking books on my shelves at home. That Books vs. Cigarettes cover gets me every time.
- Four illustrators have their works drawn by Joto at Here 2017
- David Lewandowski’s floppy rubber bodies take over the streets of Japan
- Ella Bucknall tackles the “boy’s club” of political cartooning in her new zine, Whip
- Anna Haifisch bends the rules of comics in new floppy and oversized book, Drifter
- Illustrator Jill Senft creates fun and whimsy with her cavalcade of pink characters
- White Flag project that is tackling global division and the “growing fear of the stranger”
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design
- Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger on how to stand out
- Leipzig graphic design studio Lamm & Kirch on their shared ethos