'Gray gives so much personality to a book that it makes us want to drop everything, step away from the computer and read.' NothingMajor.com
Jonathan Gray has worked under the name ‘gray318’ for the past 12 years. He has designed book jackets for all the major publishers in the world and regularly undertakes editorial projects in the UK and US.
His work has been recognised by the AIGA (NY) and D&AD (UK) and he has recently featured in exhibitions in Porto, Paris and New York.
‘What I’m looking to do is to create individual, personality driven projects. I love the way that hand-drawn type or illustration can give a project a real flavour of it’s own. For me the perfect solution always needs a strong idea though. I don’t want the type to be a mere dressing. It needs to be there for a reason."
Hand to Type - Gestalten
Handwritten - Thames & Hudson
Penguin By Design - Penguin
Penguin by Illustrators - Penguin
Stylepedia - Steven Heller - Chronicle Books
New Vintage Type - Gail Anderson - Chronicle
The Anatomy of Design - Heller & Illic - Rockport
Vanity Fair - 25 best book covers of all time.
AIGA 50 Books 50 Covers
Type Designers Club of New York,
Art Directors Club of New York
Penguin 70th V&A
Gateways exhibition Porto
We Love Books Paris
Fully Booked Berlin.
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
AIGA in New York,
Random House (worldwide)
Berlin Opera House
New York Times
New York Magazine
Time Out (UK).