Crime Series

17th February 2014
Katherine Jane

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A retrospective of work by graphic designer Romek Marber for Penguin books, The Economist, New Society, Town and Queen magazines, and others, is to be on show at the University of Brighton’s Theatre Gallery from 3rd March.Marber is perhaps best known for his distinctive Penguin Crime series covers – bold, stark black images on a green background that are widely considered to be one of the greatest achievements of British book design.

In 1961, Penguin’s art director Germano Facetti approached Marber to submit a design proposal for the books after being impressed by his covers for the Economist. The “Marber grid” as it became known was to influence not only the look of the Crime series but also that of the entire Penguin range.

“I think I really hit the nail on the head with these designs, ” says Marber.

Via: ArtsBrighton, Creative Review

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A retrospective of work by graphic designer Romek Marber for Penguin books, The Economist, New Society, Town and Queen magazines, and others, is to be on show at the University of Brighton’s Theatre Gallery from 3rd March.Marber is perhaps best known for his distinctive Penguin Crime series covers – bold, stark black images on a green background that are widely considered to be one of the greatest achievements of British book design.

In 1961, Penguin’s art director Germano Facetti approached Marber to submit a design proposal for the books after being impressed by his covers for the Economist. The “Marber grid” as it became known was to influence not only the look of the Crime series but also that of the entire Penguin range.

“I think I really hit the nail on the head with these designs, ” says Marber.

Via: ArtsBrighton, Creative Review

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