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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.

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  1. Maxim Zhukov permalink
    06/08/2012 12:39 pm

    Walbaum, not Bodoni was used in this lovely cover… Kindly correct.

    • john pitt permalink*
      06/08/2012 1:57 pm

      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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