May 12, 2017
Painting with James Franco: A Panel Discussion about Making the Book “Classic Penguin”
TDC Salon: April 13, 2017. “Painting with James Franco: A Panel Discussion about Making the Book Classic Penguin” with Paul Buckley, Matt Vee, and Elizabeth Yaffe
At this Type Directors Club exhibition opening and panel discussion, three creative artists discuss the book Classic Penguin—Cover to Cover, which takes readers behind the scenes of book design to describe the collaborative work that goes into creating illustrations, typography, packaging, and marketing for Penguin Classics. Paul Buckley, a creative director for Penguin Random House, oversees a large staff of exceptionally talented designers and art directors working on the jackets and covers of fifteen imprints called the Penguin Art Group. His iconic design and singular art direction have been showcased on thousands of covers and jackets, including many in the exhibition and book. The panel includes designer and illustrator Matt Vee and videographer Elizabeth Yaffe.