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Virginia Woolf for Penguin

Contributed by Frode Helland on Jan 9th, 2014. Artwork published in .
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    Penguin commissioned Angus Hyland and his team to design a new series of five of Virginia Woolf’s major works in hardback editions. The designs reference authentic period elements but do so in an entirely contemporary manner.

    The dust jackets feature abstract compositions in the spirit of the textile designs of the Omega Workshop. The Workshop was founded by members of the Bloomsbury Group who included Woolf herself, her sister Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant.

    The typography utilises Albertus, designed by Berthold Wolpe, and Gill Sans, designed by Eric Gill, both of whom were British typographers of the period. — Pentagram

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    Capitalized and generously spaced, the author’s name is typeset in Berthold Wolpe’s serifless roman Albertus and the title in Eric Gill’s self-titled sans serif. The dust cover features artwork from the Omega Workshop, of which Woolf herself was a member.

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