Designer: David Pearson
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

I like this book cover it features the silhouette of Lincoln in a nice way. The purple background adds some color to the design without distracting the black and white contrast between the shadow and the type. The type is articulated in such a way that it forms part of Lincoln’s face. This book cover is interesting and pleasing to the eye.

David Pearson is an awesome designer and typographer. There are a lot of brilliant typography treatments in his designs. We will look at his other designs in the future.

Something extra:

Typeface: Poplar

David Pearson’s site

Q & A with David Pearson, David Pearson Design

Interview with David Pearson


Other covers in the Penguin’s Great Idea series designed by David Pearson: