Typeface Talk: Monotype Wolpe cover project

Faber Design were recently asked by Monotype to contribute to a landmark Wolpe exhibition. With a brief to redesign some Faber book covers from the archive, using the newly designed Wolpe typefaces from Monotype, the Faber team – with only a few hours to tackle the covers – have developed some designs utilising Fanfare (Sir Winston Churchill), Sachsenwald (The Balcony) and Pegasus (The…

Celebrating design: ‘An Artist of the Floating World’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro’s second novel, won the Whitbread Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize when first published in 1986. There have been five Faber & Faber paperback editions since, whose cover designs have all drawn on elements of the novel in different ways:   Its…

Faber Modern Classics

Faber Modern Classics will launch with ten titles in April 2015, followed by a further six in June. The books will be published in paperback, with three tranches of six titles in perpetuity. The list (details below) draws upon Faber’s unique and diverse publishing since the company was first established in 1929, and will bring…

A New Faber Word Marque

Faber & Faber launches its Spring 2014 catalogue, introducing a new word marque in a bespoke font and a defined colour palette. The list includes a spectacular array of publications, from lyrics to poems, prose and fiction: new novels by Hanif Kureishi and Sebastian Barry, and short stories by Lorrie Moore; a memoir by John…