Jerry Cinamon


Gerald (Jerry) Cinamon trained as a graphic designer in America, then spent many years designing books for Penguin Books (where he was eventually Chief Designer) and many other London publishers for which he won numerous awards.

As a design historian, he wrote about the Penguin design-director Hans Schmoller (Monotype Recorder, April 1987), the illustrator Alice B. Woodward and the Glasgow-style designer Talwin Morris. His major study (and the first in English) of the famed German letterer and type designer Rudolf Koch was published in 2000 by Oak Knoll and The British Library. His study of the typographic work of Emil Rudolf Weiss was published in 2013 by the Incline Press and his major work on German graphic designers during the Hitler period can be found at

Jerry was also a member of Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, Penguin Collectors’ Society (contributor to The Penguin Collector), the Double Crown Club, ATypI and The Art Workers’ Guild.