At the BPPA book cover panel last night, David Gee was lamenting publishers’ current predilection for blandly neutral Malcolm Gladwell-esque covers for certain kinds of popular nonfiction, and so I’m really glad that Dan (and Penguin) decided to go in the completely opposite direction. I really like the slab serif (the rather lovely Stag by Christian Schwartz, Dan tells me), bold colours, and light-bulb motif they went with here.
Is it just me or do they have a certain Milton Glaser-like quality?
- Midweek Miscellany, December 23, 2009
- Typekit, January 29, 2010
- Affordable, Unabridged and Pocket-sized: 80 Years of Penguin Books, February 27, 2015