69 | A Chat With Coralie Bickford-Smith
Listen to Episode 69: A Chat With Coralie Bickford-Smith
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This week, I’m joined by Coralie Bickford-Smith, who works in house at Penguin Books as a book cover designer and has also written and illustrated the beautiful children’s picture books, The Fox and the Star and The Worm and the Bird. Coralie has an impeccable eye for colour and pattern, and she’s responsible for the gorgeous covers of so many of my most-loved Penguin series, including their Clothbound Classics, the Penguin English Library paperbacks and the pocket-sized Great Food series.
In today’s interview, I ask Coralie about how she got started at Penguin, the creative process behind her designs, where she goes when she’s seeking inspiration and so much more.
It was lots of fun to chat to Coralie, and I know this episode will be fascinating for anyone interested in beautiful books and superb design.
Listen to learn more about what it takes to design memorable book covers.
- Coralie Bickford-Smith.
- Books for Boys series, designed by Coralie.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Clothbound Classic).
- Dracula by Bram Stoker (Clothbound Classic).
- Emma by Jane Austen (Clothbound Classic).
- 1984 by George Orwell (Penguin English Library).
- Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake (Penguin Clothbound Poetry).
- The Worm and the Bird by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
- The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
- Just Trade Jewellery (this brooch was designed by Coralie).
- Bethnal Green Mission Church, where a stained glass window designed by Coralie is being installed.
- Coralie Bickford-Smith on twitter and instagram.
- Find me on instagram at @mirandasnotebook and @mirandasbookcase.
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Covers are the gateway to the text that's inside a book.
Thank you so much for listening and being a part of Tea & Tattle podcast. As always, I love to hear your thoughts, so please let me know:
What did you enjoy most about this episode? Are you a fan of Coralie's beautiful cover designs too?
Remember to tune in on Friday for the next instalment of Tea Reads, and next Tuesday, Sophie and I are chatting about our very favourite magazines.