Wolpe, Albertus and Faber's classic covers

Pardey, James
December 2011
Creative Review;Dec2011, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p71
The author argues that German typographer Berthold Wolpe's cover designs for paperback books of the Faber & Faber publishing house are overlooked. The author describes the launch of paperback books by Penguin Books in 1935 and Faber & Faber's paperback imprint in 1958. The author describes Wolpe's cover designs for the books using the Albertus typeface and suggests that Wolpe created bold typography-based designs in response to illustrated covers.


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