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06 February 2019Faber and Faber - Its Designs and History
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Faber and Faber - Its Designs and History Toby Faber Wednesday 06 February 2019

Founded in 1925, Faber and Faber has made its reputation as one of London's most important publishing houses.  This is partly due to the team that the founder, Geoffrey Faber (grandfather of Toby) and his successors built around them - T. S. being an early recruit - but in a large part due to the firm's insistance on good design and illustration  The lecture traces the history of Faber and Faber through its illustrations, covers and designs.  in 1980, the firm, by its new association with Pentagram obtained its ff logo.  it has employed celebrated artists as cover illustrators from Rex Whistler to Damian Hurst and others.


Toby Faber started his career with Natural sciences at Cambridge and has been through investment banking, management consulting to four years as managing director of the firm founded by his grandfather and remains on the board.  He is now an executive chairman of Faber Music and a director of Liverpool University Press and the Copyright Licensing Authority