Wednesday 3 August 2011

Fake Faber

A bit of an odd case this time round, with a cover noted by Welsh correspondent Miss Disco. A newish collection of Welsh poets from Parthian Press is deliberately aping the look of 1980s-era Faber & Faber poetry covers, even down to using Albertus (the font designed especially for Faber by Berthold Wolpe*), and mimicking the repeating publisher's logo in the background.

Cover design by Lucy Llewellyn

Compare this with the Fabers...

This is the first time I've seen this overt tribute/mimickry applied to a non-Penguin classic design.

* Although, as it turns out, Faber did not use Albertus for those covers...

1 comment:

Ian Koviak said...

You should do a post on patterned covers with boxes that hold text. Millions of them. Good bad and ugly.