Tag: Derek Birdsall

Designer, Great Britain. More Information: http://design.designmuseum.org/design/derek-birdsall.html

Derek Birdsall is probably best known for his book design, notably his jacket designs for Penguin in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Never showy, his work has a disarming simplicity and clarity. His emphasis is the beauty and personality of typefaces, the weight and feel of paper, the balance of positive and negative space, and how all these things contribute to the expression of a book’s intrinsic identity. He is a writer’s designer.