Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive

Paul Shaw

The first-ever catalog on the work of celebrated book and dust jacket designer Philip Grushkin (1921-1998), illustrated with pieces selected directly from his personal archive. Among his acclaimed titles were The History of Art by H.W. Janson; The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith; Surprised by Joy, by C.S. Lewis; Here is New York, by E.B. White; The Muses are Heard, by Truman Capote; and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, by Winston S. Churchill. 

Featuring over 100 full-color images of Grushkin’s printed jackets — in addition to related comps, roughs, and mechanicals — as well as examples of his corporate letterhead and logo designs and personal work from his own CapGee Press. Also included are samples from Grushkin’s extensive collection of book jackets by his teacher and mentor, George Salter. Noted design historian Paul Shaw provides biographical information on Grushkin, background on each design, and a brief history of book production, along with a glossary of key terms and persons of interest. Shines a long-overdue spotlight on a significant contributor to the field of graphic design in the twentieth century.

Full color; 96 pages; wrappers: $25

Philip Grushkin: A Designer’s Archive