Desmond Jeffery

Recent articles about Desmond Jeffery

The case of Romek Marber

Issue 91, Spring 2016


The Polish-born graphic designer behind Penguin’s ‘Marber grid’ helped to define British postwar…

James Mosley: A life in objects

Issue 90, Summer 2015


Through his ideas, collecting and dogged research, the former St Bride librarian has shown that…

Recent blog posts by Desmond Jeffery

Something to say

7 November 2012

The current vogue for letterpress is more than mere retro-nostalgia, writes Catherine Dixon in the run-up to Friday’s St Bride conference.
Letterpress is everywhere, writes Catherine Dixon (co-organiser of ‘Letterpress: Something to Say’).

Noted #45

26 October 2012

Sneaker art, Coverthink on news design, Kerouac, Lubalin, letterpress and a letter from the Gentle Author.
This week in Noted: branding, editorial design, Kerouac’s scroll, letterpress, more Herb Lubalin and an illustrative alphabet from 1836.

Letterpress: a lingering impression

5 November 2011

A week before a one-day event at the St Bride Foundation in London, a survey of recent activities which explore the enduring relevance of letterpress.
Letterpress is everywhere. First, it was a boutique fashion of designer-types. Now it’s in John Lewis, writes Catherine Dixon.

Early adopter: Desmond Jeffery

4 November 2009

St Bride hails the ‘non-designer’ who’s an unsung hero of British Modernism
The most exciting graphic design exhibition I’ve seen in London recently is at the St Bride Library, writes Simon Esterson. But its subject would never have admitted to being a designer.