Design by Jan-Tschichold

We’re so, so excited to announce a partnership with our favorite new podcast this year, The Poster Boys, a monthly conversation between two talented and affable designers about graphic design and posters. Previous episodes have turned us onto things we didn’t know about greats like Paul Rand, Saul Bass, and Bob Gill, and there’s more to come.

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This month, the Poster Boys look back at 40 years of design history at Penguin Books. From the company’s early years under the direction of typographer Jan Tschichold through its modern metamorphosis led by Germano Facetti and Romek Marber’s iconic grid system, and keen guidance through the ’70s under art director David Pelham, the prominent UK publishing house maintained a reliable brand identity underscored by countless striking book covers.

Inspired by one such design, the boys also take their monthly dip into the Flat File to look more closely at the poster artwork for Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.

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