02. The Rights of Man
DESIGNER: Edward Young
COLLECTION: A Sense of Urgency: Penguin Specials
In November 1937, Penguin released its 'Specials' collection, which published opinions and investigative journalism on current affairs. The design shifted dramatically, with some front covers even showcasing part of the book's blurb. The typography also changed, as restraints were abandoned and the bolder weights of the Gill Sans typefaces were used on many titles. The collection lasted from 1937 until 1944.