A pocket-sized story worth immortalising on the big screen

Although it has been told in print form, my suggestion for a design story worth immortalising on film would be that of Penguin Books and its association with designers and illustrators, which starts at its inception back in 1935 (Voxpop, DW 19 August).

It is a story awash with fascinating archive material, which features every designer from Jan Tschichold to Alan Aldridge, and from Quentin Blake to David Fletcher.

It includes the highs and low of the company history, right through to the sterling work of the past decade. It would make an ideal film to tell the story of stylistic change over the course of many decades.

Mike Dempsey, Studio Dempsey, by e-mail

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