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Pollock Bars

Mexico-based Unelefante, an online gift store has teamed up with Chef Jorge Llanderal and his family to created a collection of beautifully designed chocolate bars that are inspired by the artist Jackson Pollock.

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My best projects are the ones where I don’t quite know what I’m doing and just have to reason my way through it. Those projects feed into and perpetuate a curiosity about how things work.


Covered in characters

Above are a few of the typographically led book cover designs from the David Pearson exhibition, currently on in London.  

I love the ‘redacted’ George Orwell, 1984, cover with it’s debossed title under black ink. I was also quite taken with the chilling cover for Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

There’s a week left to go, so if you find yourself in Shoreditch, London before the 28th June, drop in.

David Pearson is an acclaimed British designer, famed for his beautiful series of Penguin book cover designs.

David studied at Central St Martins in London (1999–2002) before taking a job at Penguin Books as text designer and later, cover designer. He left to establish his own studio – Type as Image – in 2007.

David played a key role in the recent re-emergence of Penguin Books through projects such as the multi-million selling Great Ideas series, Penguin by Design and thePopular Classics series. He has won numerous awards for book design, has been listed as one of Britain’s Top 50 Designers by the Guardian and nominated for the Design Museum’s Designer of the Year Award.

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TapeMag is an independent poster/publication about electronic music and the culture of the 80ies. Initiative of thetape.eu

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I drew these covers for Penguin’s reissue of Kyril Bonfiglioli’s Charlie Mortdecai series. Here’s a post about them on Creative Review. Thanks to Richard Bravery for his help and direction with these!