The Press proposed to embark on a considerable expansion of their publications relating to the teaching of English as a foreign language. We were commissioned to devise a distinctive style for book covers, tape cassettes and boxes, and publicity material, as well as the design of the books themselves.
Today Adrian Shaughnessy announced that Ken Garland has died. In memory of the influential British graphic designer, Unit Books have made their monograph on his work available for free. I wholeheartedly recommend to get your hands on the pdf if you haven’t read the book already. Some of the typographic works by his studio can also be seen on Fonts In Use.
Here’s another cover from Cambridge’s Language Learning Series. It likewise uses Bembo and speech balloons – in a very different way, but again with an idea derived from the content and the book’s title.