Archive for February, 2012

Designers love arrows. Especially overprinty ones. Design by Maxine Renee Clement.

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overprint, abstract, arrows, 60s cover design

The Black Cloud, 1960

I’ve been staying away from Penguins lately in favor of more obscure publishers, but this one caught my eye. The “cover drawing by John Griffiths” is a little different for them.

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Language in Society, 1965

Proto-punk typography. And I love the blank back.

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60s graphic design, sixties book cover, red and purple, minimal

No design credit. Another one that was hard to shoot without a moire.

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abstract book cover design, op art, 1975

70s book jacket design, abstract op art cover, helvetica

Cyrano de Bergerac, 1966

Gotta love this. Design: Gips & Danne.

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The Jazz Scene, 1961

Great typographic cover by Alan Fletcher. Always interesting to find a cool Penguin from prior to their more well-known layout configuration. Oh, and of course, yay overprinting!

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60s condensed type, alan fletcher design, penguin cover, overprint, sixties typographic

Illusions, 1968

Just couldn’t make a version of this without a crazy moire! So click to zoom and check out the detail image. Love the teeny little shapes caught in the trippy spiral. And that tight Microgramma.

sixties book cover design, trippy spiral book jacket, 60s graphic design, andre maurois

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At first glance I thought this was new—the constructed type seems so contemporary. A book on Swedish, in English, printed in the Netherlands.

70s graphic design, seventies book cover design, bitmap typography 1970s, swedish, dutch design

seventies book cover, 70s graphic design, swedish, dutch book

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