Parts of the Process — David Pearson’s new designs for old books with Pushkin Press and The London Library

Posted 22 March 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of The London Library, designer David Pearson partnered with Pushkin Press to create designs for a series of unusual and previously unsung publications. With topics ranging from trout fishing to 19th century dieting and the dangers of bicycling as a ‘modern’ craze, illustrations were taken from the main body of text and transferred onto the front cover, framed and spotlighted by a system of subtle illustrative borders. David runs us through the design process and advises on how to avoid creating Frankenstein-esque covers.

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