Thursday, September 2, 2010
Designer of the Day: Coralie Bickford-Smith
I've been drooling over these specific book covers on so many blogs I figured it was only appropriate to moderate my saliva and feature their creator on 'Designer of the Day.' It's only polite.
Coralie Bickford-Smith is a senior cover designer at Penguin Books, where she has created several series designs. She studied typography at Reading university and has recently been sharing her experience with students at London College of Communication encouraging a sense of play in the process of design.
The designs for which she's best known are from the Penguin Cloth-bound Classics collection. She very strategically planned out each cover, first by simply reading the books. From there she paired with one of out picture researchers, Isabelle De Cat, and created mood boards full of ideas, narrowing it down from there. Their beautiful color schemes and intricate patterns make them appealing not only alone but populating an entire row together on a bookshelf.
Below are some of my other favorite designs by Coralie.
Official Site of Coralie Bickford-Smith
Design Sponge Interview