Romek Marber

Recent articles about Romek Marber

The case of Romek Marber

Issue 91, Spring 2016


The Polish-born graphic designer behind Penguin’s ‘Marber grid’ helped to define British postwar graphic design with work of great power and originality. His work can be seen in a touring exhibition, now in Krakow. Interview by John L. Walters. Portrait by Philip Sayer

Getting better all the time…

Issue 69, Autumn 2008


Self-styled ‘graphic entertainer’ Alan Aldridge shot to fame in the mid-1960s with his work for The Sunday Times magazine, Penguin Books, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and The Who. Aldridge regards The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics (see Eye no. 57 vol. 15) as an ‘illustration of the 1960s’, and you could say the same for much of his new book The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes (Thames & Hudson, £24.95), published to coincide with the Design Museum show of the same name. In this extract, Aldridge recounts his experiences after being fired from a job as a junior finished artist at Charlotte Studios – ‘supply your own steel rule and X-Acto knife’ – in a London that was just about to Swing.

Penguin crime

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


Romek Marber’s 1960s paperback identity is a landmark of independent British design



Graphic designer Romek Marber bears witness to one of the great crimes of the past century. Critique by Rick Poynor

Recent blog posts about Romek Marber

Eye before you buy 91

29 March 2016
Design education, Graphic design, Magazines, Visual culture

Eye 91 is currently shipping to subscribers and bookshops worldwide. Here is a glimpse of its contents on a short Vimeo clip
The latest edition of Eye features articles about Camille Walala, the Baddeley Brothers book by…


23 October 2013
Book design, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Magazines

Last few days to catch the exhibition ‘Romek Marber: Graphics’ at the Minories in Colchester.
If you live within a few hours of Colchester in Essex, I strongly recommend a…