Interview with David Pearson

— Five years ago, Penguin Books launched the Great Ideas series, which excerpted world-changing works of philosophy and belle lettres packaged as pocket-sized paperbacks. The typographic covers, designed by David Pearson, then a recent graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College …

Kill Your Darlings

It may be, as offline readership continues to decline, that the mere fact of a bound, printed book with a paper dust jacket is something to celebrate. But every book jacket designer has at least one that got away—a fresh, …

What a Gentleman!

— Above: Photograph of book covers by Joel Voelker IN 2006, THE BRITISH designer David Gentleman blanketed London’s Parliament Square with 1,000 large paper cards, each one holding 100 splatters of blood-red ink. This installation, a protest against 100,000 lives …

Phil Lubliner

  Phil Lubliner’s world is layered with language. In his illustrations as well as his fine-art installations, a lexicon of evocative words—“soapy,” “frontier,” “lightning,” “rice”—falls out of the sky, flashes from electric signs, and floats on the surface of the …

Fwis

  At first, Chris Papasadero and Ben Pieratt—the design team known as Fwis, a randomly picked name from an algorithm of all possible four-letter words—come across as just another pair of talented artists who have put together a lively portfolio …