Project Description

Queen Magazine

Whether he was working exclusively with type, with a mixture of words and symbols, with photographs or other visual props, Marber had a knack for encapsulating an editorial idea in a punchy graphic image. He refined this skill in his covers for Penguin and it can be seen in his conceptual illustrations for Queen and Town.

Rick Poynor
Professor of Design and Visual Culture
University of Reading

Queen magazine illustration, 1963, art direction by Tom Wolsey. Romek recalled: :”The appearance of Penguin Crime in the new covers I designed led to many offers of work, mainly about violence and crime. One such example is the opening page for an article on the Mafia which I did for Queen magazine. It was advantageous to have a page in Queen and it was good publicity”.