Sofa ‘chocolat’, 4.779€
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Constellations freckles, illustration by Sara Herranz, 20€
Illustration by Sara Herranz, 20€
Ankle boot, 83€
Derby shoes, 99€
New Balance shoes, 90€
Quartz pendant, 60€
Top 25€ – Sweater 55€ – T-shirt 27€
Trousers (left) 158,40€ – Dress (right) 154€
Monk shoes, 155€
iPhone case, 25€
Wood ruler, 18€
These book covers belong to the Penguin Scores collection launched between 1949 and 1956. The series includes scores from Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Weber, Franck… Siegfried Idyll, the Brandeburg Concerto, the Magic Flute, variations on Haydn, the Unfinished Symphony by Schubert (what a wonderful piece) and some other great compositions. The books were designed by Jan Tschichold using background patters by Stephen Russ, Elizabeth Friedlander, Barbara Lambourne, Kissane Keane, and Sarah Nechamkin, among others. The font used for the titles is Garamond. The Scores series was a precedent of the Penguin Poets collection launched some time later.
Jan Tschichold was an influential book designer and typographer during the mid century. He was known for his neat style, based on the Modernist principles which later evolved to a more classical tendency. At first he condemned all typefaces except for sans-serif, as he declared on his manifest ‘Die Neue Typographie’ that the Bauhaus loved, but he began using Roman types a few years later. One of his most famous fonts is Sabon, a very beautiful (yes, fonts can be beautiful too!) type.
When Tschichold entered Penguin he created a guide for good composition. Some examples:
· Do not mix old style text composition with modern face figures.
· For printing poetry use type of a smaller size than would be used for prose.
· Wide spaces should be strictly avoided.
· The indent of the paragraph should be the em of the fount body.
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Stephen Russ, the illustrator that created many of the patterns posted here, was also an influential artist that installed the popularized illustration as book cover decoration. He was responsible for the less austere style during the post-war years in the Penguin Scores and Penguin Poets covers. As some mention, he’s probably one of the main inspirations of graphic designer David Pearson and the covers for the Éditions Zulma. Stephen’s designs followed the classic patterns aesthetic, creating a whole new imagery based on repetitive motives, becoming more and more abstract with time.
Thanks to ElevenThirtyDesign and AdSymphoniam for the images