"Beauty itself doth of itself persuade,
The eyes of men without an orator".
In this the 400th anniversary year of the death of William Shakespeare, I thought it fitting to feature some of Milton Glaser's extremely delicate illustrated covers for the Signet books Shakespeare series from the early 1960s.
Glaser's fine line ink drawings still look wonderful, and every bit as distinctive as the British Penguin series designed and illustrated by David Gentleman, also produced in the 1960’s. Both are not only evocative of their period but have remarkably transcended time and style.