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We have designed the colophon for a new imprint at Penguin Random House We designed the cover, case and endpapers for the first title A Life on Our…

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The Ethicurean

The Ethicurean philosophy is simple: eat local, celebrate native foods, live well. The Ethicurean is quietly changing the face of modern British cooking: all from a walled garden…

Joyful

Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee explains how to cultivate a happier, healthier life by making small changes to your surroundings.  When did you last feel joy?…

The Definitive History of Bond Cars

The Definitive History of Bond Cars is a lavish celebration of the cars that also became the stars alongside the world’s most famous fictional spy. Featuring exclusive and priceless…

Messi cover design

Since landing in the FC Barcelona youth academy at the age of thirteen, Lionel Messi has demonstrated an innate and awe-inspiring talent for football – in the process…

McLaren presentation

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Wintering

Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. Katherine May thoughtfully shows…

The Mobile Philosopher

Will Bynoe’s brilliant collection of very short philosophical essays is very readable, elegantly written and contains real wisdom. Unlike many such books, it is also funny. Bynoe effortlessly…

Bloc Life

1989 was a year of astonishing and rapid change: the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and an end to an…

The State of Disbelief

When Juliet Rosenfeld’s husband dies of lung cancer only seven months into their marriage, everything she has learnt about death as a psychotherapist is turned on its head….

Puffin

Complete book design for Kit Kemp’s Design Thread

Award-winning interior designer Kit Kemp is known for her stylish and witty interiors. With her husband, Tim, she owns Firmdale Hotels, a group of luxury hotels in London and New…

The Electric Woman

When her mother had a series of strokes, Tessa Fontaine couldn’t stand to watch her mother disappear. The Electric Woman tells Tessa’s story of joining America’s last travelling…

Cover design for The Art of Noticing: Rediscover What Really Matters to You

There are some good images of the cover on Counter-Print site here Notice more, and notice more joy in the everyday. Distracted? Overwhelmed? Feel like your attention is…

The chapter opener

The double-page spread that divides chapters allows a book designer some creative latitude. Here is a selection of various openers, some old, some new:

Sainsbury’s online packaging archive

This beautifully curated archive is a good inspiration cruise. Link here. There are examples of packaging design from the 1920s to the present day. The1950 – 60’s have…

Letters To Change The World

‘We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed’ Martin Luther King In an era where…

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Original Flava

Caribbean Recipes from Home Craig and Shaun McAnuff, raised in London and of Jamaican descent, are bringing Caribbean food to the masses. In April 2016, they launched the…

The Anthony Powell Society

We have redesigned the Anthony Powell society’s brand logo. You can find out more about them here The English author Anthony Dymoke Powell was born in London on…

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Arundhati Roy Designed for Penguin Books. How the idea for the cover was originated, an interview on the publisher’s site

The Secret Barrister

Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken. The law can often feel to the public like an alien and impenetrable world, linked to everyday life only by…

Hearthlands

Part memoir, part historical research, this book tells the story of the White City, an overlooked and under-documented time in Belfast’s history. The story of a pre-Troubles Belfast…

Patek Phillipe

Founded in Geneva in 1839, and to this day a family-owned company, Patek Philippe makes what are widely regarded as the world’s finest mechanical watches. Among them, the…

How To Be A Parisian

Wherever You Are Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, Sophie Mas

The Meaning of Pain

We all fear pain and we will do almost anything to avoid it. We take to our beds, swallow pills, even submit to surgery and think we are…