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Jon Gray

Jon Gray is the cofounder of the Academy of British Cover Design. Gray has designed book covers for more than twenty years, and has won awards and been featured in exhibitions worldwide.


Photographed by James Ball

Jon Gray’s Notes to Self

Summer 2018 | Articles

Somewhere along the way, still early in his career as a book designer, Jon Gray began to grapple with the fact that he just couldn’t get fonts to do what he needed them to do. He couldn’t get the letters to behave. So he set aside prepackaged typefaces and began lettering titles by hand, and in doing so discovered a style that has made him one of contemporary literature’s most esteemed illustrators.