Gerald Cinamon Collected works

A portfolio of work spanning five decades from Gerald Cinamon, including iconic designs for Penguin Books


You don’t often discover a body of work like Jerry Cinamon’s. Born in Boston and a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and Design, Jerry came to England in 1961. After many years with the publisher he eventually became chief designer at Penguin Books. Jerry left Penguin in 1985.

Beth, Jerry’s daughter, invited me to see his portfolio of iconic work that spans five decades in design. I was amazed to discover that his timeless body of work had not been digitally captured and fully shared with the design community.

This Monograph is the first reproduction of a selection of Jerry’s work. It serves as a snapshot of a project to document the wider collection, much of which is held at the V&A’s National Art Library and the Penguin Archives at the University of Bristol. A book of his work is to be published in Summer 2013.

Danny McNeil




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