Penguin creates colourful book covers based on geometric paintings

Penguin Random House has republished books from author Nancy Mitford, using colourful geometric patterns from Lourdes Sanchez as the basis for the cover art.


Penguin has published new editions of a series of books by author Nancy Mitford, which have cover design inspired by paintings of geometric patterns.

The eight novels all feature a different colourful front and back cover design, which are based on patterns created by New York-based artist Lourdes Sanchez.

Sanchez was commissioned by Penguin Random House’s in-house design team to design the patterns. Penguin then transferred them to printed book covers.

Patterns include a mosaic effect, diagonal stripes, rectangular stripes, hexagons, teardrops and diamond shapes.

The novel series includes Wigs on the Green (1936), The Pursuit of Love (1945), Love in a Cold Climate (1949), The Blessing (1951) and Don’t Tell Alfred (1960).

The books have been reissued to mark the 70th anniversary of the first publication of The Pursuit of Love.




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