Dennis Piper

A graphic designer who we believe was active in the UK from the late 1950s to mid 1980s. His work for Penguin Books is typical of the period in its bold use of black and white, but the covers he did for some of the books of Edmund Ward were the first to catch our eye.

His work on the "Uniform" set of George Orwell's books is much admired by collectors.

The back cover of the dust jackets in this set list the titles Critical Essays and England Your England as part of the series, but I've found no covers for them.

Dogged research by Daza has found several paintings attributed to a Dennis Piper (1928-1987), many of which display charateristics of the book designer's style which make us think these could be by the same artist.