CORALIE BICKFORD-SMITH is the Senior Cover Designer at Penguin UK. I first noticed her work on Penguin Classic’s clothbound releases (see a couple of photos below) – as they showed up periodically at Anthropologie. That series design is really exceptional, and Bickford-Smith’s process to come up with the unique and precise designs is equally inspiring. And though most of the images I’ve displayed below feature an almost signature pattern design, her skills go even further.
“I want these books to be cherished like the literature inside,” says Bickford-Smith of her obsessive attention to detail. “If something is well considered, it will entice. People want to explore it, feel it. That design shines through and connects.” – intv. w/ Fast Company
“I’ve always liked the idea that I’m not one for structure, but in reality I thrive off it.”