Porto Design
Summer School

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July 17–29 2023

Porto Design
Summer School

Next Edition
July 17–29 2023

David Pearson

Alongside his freelance work David also runs his own imprint, White’s Books, with Jonathan Jackson.

Type as Image – the design studio of David Pearson – specialises in print design where typography is the principle form of expression. David studied at Central St Martins in London before working for Penguin Books as text designer and later, cover designer. His cover design for Penguin Books, where he was responsible for the Great Ideas, Great Loves and Great Journeys series earned him international recognition, as did his wonderful covers for French publisher Éditions Zulma. He left Penguin to establish his own studio in 2007. His clients include Wes Anderson, Sir Ridley Scott, Christie’s and the V&A. David has been listed as one of Britain’s Top 50 Designers by the Guardian and named by Debrett’s as one of Britain’s 500 most influential people. He is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) and was appointed Royal Designer for Industry in 2015, the highest honour bestowed upon designers in the UK.

Alongside his freelance work David also runs his own imprint, White’s Books, with Jonathan Jackson.