Sunday, 31 August 2014

"The Penguin Book Of Contemporary Verse" Edited By Kenneth Allott, Book Cover Designed By Stephen Russ (published by Penguin Books Ltd, London 1956 - first published in 1950)

A classic 50's book jacket designed by Stephen Russ (1919-1983). Russ studied at the Royal College of Art in the 1930's under Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious and worked as a freelance designer/illustrator for many publishers in the UK. From the 1950's onwards he taught design at Bath Academy of Art. Here's the only biography I could find on the internet: 
Some more Penguin covers designed by Stephen Russ here:

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