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In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Penguin Classics launches a redesigned Pelican Shakespeare Series, with alumna Manuja Waldia (Communication Design) creating the vibrant cover designs.

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Manuja Waldia book cover designs

Waldia, a newcomer to the publishing scene, was chosen for the project after a cold-call submission to Paul Buckley, Penguins Creative Director.  Buckley was impressed by Waldia’s work, specifically her daily icon project that she began while at MIAD, offering her the 40-book commission.

Waldia utilizes key words from the text to create symbols, giving the classic works a modern day look. The entire series is currently in publication; the first four are currently available for preorder.

Learn more about the design process here.

Learn more about MIAD’s Communication Design program, rated a 2016 top design program by Graphic Design USA.