Penguin, Birdsall and Walbaum: 1971

Less is certainly more with this jacket cover, one that exemplifies the restraint of the designer with beautiful simplicity. Created by Derek Birdsall (see here for an excellent biography) his type palette was very limited, with Walbaum (as here) and Gill (as elsewhere – see the referenced page) used sparingly and well.

2 replies on “Penguin, Birdsall and Walbaum: 1971”

Thank you Maxim – the capital G is a giveaway. I will blog on the similarities between Bodoni and Walbaum soon. Kind regards John

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