Matthew Young
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Matthew Young

Director, Young Studio. Designer, Penguin Books.London, United Kingdom
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Matthew Young

Director, Young Studio. Designer, Penguin Books.London, United Kingdom
About me
I run a small design studio specialising in clear, distinctive, and thoughtful visual communication. Work includes designing books, websites, brand identities, record covers, exhibition designs, user experience, videos and animations, often with an emphasis on typography, and always with an emphasis on craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Projects
  • Souvenirs Cachés / Innermost
    Souvenirs Cachés / InnermostLatest vinyl release designed for Persistence of Sound. Two Pantones on uncoated stock. Released 26 March 2021.
  • Subterranea
    SubterraneaA rich geographic / cartographic exploration of forty extraordinary subterranea places around the world. Words by Chris Fitch, and maps by me.
  • Roget’s Thesaurus
    Roget’s ThesaurusI jumped at the opportunity to design the cover for this book. White and black foil on red cloth, with a heavy nod to the wonderful 1973 cover designed by Omnific.
  • Huellas Entreveradas
    Huellas EntreveradasRecord design for the latest release by Persistence of Sound — Huellas Entreveradas by Beatriz Ferreyra. This one was a joy to design.
  • The Penguin Book of Christmas Short Stories
    The Penguin Book of Christmas Short StoriesThis is my cover for The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories. Featuring an illustration by Eyvind Earle, a wonderful 20th century illustrator / painter / print-maker. Earle is best known for defining the style of Disney’s background art in their animated films of the 50s, in particular Sleeping Beauty. He also designed over 800 Christmas cards for the American market in the 1940s, which is probably where this illustration comes from (although there is scant information about it online). The cover
  • The Penguin Classics Book
    The Penguin Classics BookA 500-page hardback cataloging every single Penguin Classic that's in print today.
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Projects credited in
  • Fail Better x London College of Fashion
    Fail Better x London College of FashionEvent on 3/3/19 Speaker line-up: Matthew Young Mathieu Triay Nicola Gastaldi Photography by Amber Muir
Work history
    Penguin Random House UK logo
    Penguin Random House UK logo
    DesignerPenguin Random House UK
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Combining the best of traditional print design with experimental digital projects, working across esteemed imprints such as Penguin, Pelican, Penguin Classics, Allen Lane and Particular Books.
Skills
  • Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Communication Design
  • Typography
  • Basic Coding Skills
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • User Exerience
  • Book Design
  • Writing
Education
    University of Leeds logo
    University of Leeds logo
    BA(Hons) Graphic Communication Design University of Leeds
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Penguin Random House UK logo
    D&AD Wooden Pencil — Typography for DesignPenguin Random House UK
    D&AD Wooden Pencil for work on the Pelican Books series and website in the Crafts for Design / Typography for Design category.