Tuesday, 9:00am
27 May 2014

Type Tuesday: 3 June 2014

‘The ins and outs of book design’ at St Bride will feature Gerald Cinamon, Jason Godfrey, David Pearson & Clare Skeats and Mark Thomson

Our next Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library, about ‘the ins and outs of book design’, will take place on 3 June 2014.

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We are changing the format of the evening slightly; there will be four segments of around twenty minutes each, featuring Jason Godfrey, Gerald Cinamon, Mark Thomson and the double act of Clare Skeats and David Pearson. We’ll conclude the evening with a panel discussion chaired by Eye’s John Walters and Simon Esterson, with plenty of time for audience members to ask burning questions about the past, present and future of book design.

About the participants
Gerald ‘Jerry’ Cinamon, formerly Chief Designer at Penguin Books, designed many books for the publisher, including the Pelican History of Art series. We’ll be publishing an extract from his recent monograph Graphic Design: Gerald Cinamon in the forthcoming Eye 88.

Gerald Cinamon. Photograph: Alfred Bailey.


Clare Skeats and David Pearson will talk about their design work for Pushkin Press, some of which can be seen at David’s Kemistry Gallery show in Shoreditch, London.

Clare Skeats.


David Pearson.


Jason Godfrey is a designer and the author of Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books. Jason also wrote ‘Naked words’, about type-only book covers in Eye 82.

Jason Godfrey.


Mark Thomson (Mark Thomson Design) is a designer and typographer, formerly of Taschen and HarperCollins, and a regular contributor to Eye. See ‘Ways of seeing design’ in Eye 83, Reputations: Kris Sowersby in Eye 79, and ‘Visions of Joanna’ in Eye 62.

Mark Thomson. Photograph: Jan Middendorp.

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Tickets for Type Tuesday are going fast, so please click here to get yours.

Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues.