Gerald Cinamon – Graphic Design

Sea Design has created the beautiful Graphic Design Gerald Cinamon book, to be released alongside the ICA exhibition of the graphic designer and typographer’s work. 

Gerald Cinamon book inside cover.
Gerald Cinamon book inside cover.

The 132-page book is printed in 4-colour + 032 (’Jerry’s favourite’, according to SEA Design).

BBC Symphony Orchestra work
BBC Symphony Orchestra work

The book project came about when Sea Design associate director Danny McNeil met with Cinamon’s daughter Beth earlier this year.

Book spread
Book spread

The pair set about developing the compendium together, aiming to draw together the designer’s huge body of work to share more widely with the design community.

Book spread with the syrinx trio
Book spread with the syrinx trio

Cinamon was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1930, and moved to England in 1960, where he eventually became chief designer at Penguin Books.

Gerald Cinamon book cover
Gerald Cinamon book cover

His distinctive, Swiss design-influenced style is seen across numerous iconic  works, include designs for books, book jackets, lettering and posters.

Pornografia
Pornografia

McNeil has also produced two editioned screen prints – a reproduction of Cinamon’s  BBC poster, and a print of his Penguin Art & Architecture catalogue cover.

Penguin Poster
Penguin Poster

These are limited to 50 copies each, signed by Cinamon.

BBC poster
BBC poster

The book and posters will be available from the exhibition, which starts on 4 September, and on the bigcartel site here bigcartel.geraldcinamon.com

Back cover
Back cover

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