Coralie Bickford-Smith

Coralie Bickford-Smith on Book Design for Gestalten.

Coralie Bickford-Smith In-house designer of Penguin Books, is the subject of this latest release for Gestalten TV. Her role as an in house designer for Penguin has allowed her to create incredible designs for a popular book series that has attracted worldwide attention.

Bickford-Smith talks about her opportunity to work with sumptuous materials and Victorian binding that she has infused with modern interpretations to update these classics. Her design work which was introduced in Gestalten’s Fully Booked: Ink on Paper show the influence of the golden age of the  craft of bookmaking and publishing.

In video below, Bickford-Smith talks about the process of book design and the significant role of research, her process, and how she got struck by the book of love at a very early age. She also talks about why the best in book design is yet to come.

The Penguin English Library Animated by Woof Wan-Bau.

Iconic publisher Penguin, recently commissioned Woof Wan-Bau to produce an animated short to celebrate the launch of their new series, the Penguin English Library. The 3 minute animated short  is built from “100 of the best novels in the English language”, featuring the 20 titles available at the launch date. The piece features cover designs from Coralie Bickford-Smith, and the Penguin Logo animated and brought to life. Be sure and check out the Facebook page to see even more about the series.