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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Penguin Great Stars

Design by Stefanie Posavec

New from Penguin, these covers for David Thomson's books about movie idols comprise what good series design is all about: beauty in the aggregate, with enough abstraction and variation to render each unique. Has anyone seen these in person? I so want those marquee lights to be spot varnish.




6 comments:

Jason Gabbert said...

Wow… love the subtle varieties. I've never seen a vector marquee look so good!

Sentenciero said...

Beautiful designs.

Mitch said...

looks like morse code.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

simple yet effective idea. beautiful.

Alan Trotter said...

They're matte and no, sorry, no special finishes like spot varnish on the lights. They've still got a very appealing feel to them though: great little books.

Kerry said...

Wow... these are beautiful books. Thanks for sharing!