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Designer: David Pearson

Publisher: Penguin

We are all familiar with the classic penguin cover. And here is a book about the penguin books. David Pearson designed this book cover using the spine of Penguin books to build the classic cover. It is a cool way to present a book talking about the iconic Penguin books and their history. The design is so iconic that even without a obvious “penguin” on the cover, everyone know it is a book about Penguin books at their first sight.

Something Extra:

Typeface: Gill Sans



Designer: Unknown (Let me know if you know!)

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

I really like the cover of The Advertising Concept Book. The look and feel goes with the theme of the book, “Think Now, Design Later”. Even though it is a very simple design, the rough sketch look gives it personalities and communicates the idea of the book effectively. In fact, there are illustrated ads in comps throughout the book so the cover is coherent with the content of the book as well. Plus, I have a preference on matte covers so it is a automatic plus to me! Overall, I think the design is well done and enhances the message of the book.