17.09.17 Type Project

'Penguin’s John Steinbeck reissues feature Walker Evans Polaroids from 1973'  - Creative Review - 14/09/2017



 "      The new covers adhere to the redesign of the Modern Classics series which has been rolled out this year. Art Director Jim Stoddart updated his own 2007 design with a new livery, as Henry Eliot Creative Editor of Penguin Classics explained in a detailed post on the publisher’s website: “The back covers, spines, Penguin roundel and cover text have all turned a pale blue-green, a shade known as ‘eau-de-nil’, ‘water of the Nile’,” he wrote.

“This colour is a reference to the series’ original palette and its brief blue-green incarnation as Twentieth-Century Classics.” Fifty titles were selected to relaunch Modern Classics in 2017, including seven of John Steinbeck’s novels.      "



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