Redesign for Faber & Faber poetry series

Pentagram partner Justus Oehler has redesigned the entire poetry book series for Faber & Faber.

Pentagram partner Justus Oehler has redesigned the entire poetry book series for Faber & Faber.

Inspired by some original covers created by post-war graphic designer Berthold Wolpe, the new look emphasises the use of large typography and bold colour combinations.

The colours are used to express the feeling and mood of each book, says Oehler.

‘The use of typography only on the covers, rather than images, makes the volumes feel more honest and should appeal to real bibliophiles,’ he adds.

Around 400 titles, from Ted Hughes to Wendy Cope, are being introduced to bookshops over the next few weeks.

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