Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Some BBC book designs

A small but choice selection of vintage BBC cover designs preceded by a typically irreverent visual pun from the 1970s drawn by the wonderful Peter Brookes for the Sunday Times Magazine in which the broadcaster is re-imagined as a boxed detergent. The BBC talks pamphlets are the work of wood-cut masters, Eric Ravilious (1934) and Blair Hughes-Stanton (1951). Britain’s finest Modernist graphic designer, E McKnight Kauffer at his most dynamic designed the covers of the first two BBC handbooks from 1928 and 1929. The 1952 cover was designed by the illustrator, Cecil Keeling

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