Peter Langdon

Peter Langdon - Designer

London, UK

I love to work with writers to find beautiful images that get to the heart of their stories, specialising in literature, romance and history

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Overview

As a huge book lover myself, I'm driven by working with writers to understand what their story is about, and help convey that to readers. I know how personal this process can be for writers. You know your book inside out. It's a part of you. I can help you translate that vision into a book that communicates all of that richness in a way that even someone who's picking up or browsing your book for the very first time will understand.

For 3 years I was the in-house book designer for publisher Samuel French, where I worked on more than 60 books, across a wide range for genres from plays to romance, historical work and children's stories to contemporary literature.

Please do get in touch with me and we can discuss your book.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Plays & Screenplays
Romance
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
History

Work experience

Freelance Book Designer

Self-employed
March, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Book Designer

Samuel French
May, 2014 – March, 2018 (almost 4 years)

In-house book designer for a publisher. Designed more than 60 covers on a wide range of genres and in styles from romance and historical to contemporary literature. You can see many of these in my portfolio.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Belfast Girls

Jaki McCarrick

The Go-Between

L.P. Hartley

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Merlin Holland, John O'Connor

This Was a Man

Noël Coward

Shakespeare's Sister

Emma Whipday

Peter

Stacy Sobieski

Half Breed

Natasha Marshall

Dangerous Daughters

Nick Stimson

The Albatross 3rd & Main

Simon David Eden

Gene Lacy, a former lobster boat fisherman and proprietor of Lacy's General Store, is down on his luck big time: he's ducking creditors, huge gambling debts, and an ex-wife with very expensive tastes. So when Spider walks into his store with a golden lottery ticket in the shape of a rare and valuable dead bird, Gene has a choice to make. He has the connections to help Spider turn his windfall ... read more

Gene Lacy, a former lobster boat fisherman and proprietor of Lacy's General Store, is down on his luck big time: he's ducking creditors, huge gambling debts, and an ex-wife with very expensive tastes. So when Spider walks into his store with a golden lottery ticket in the shape of a rare and valuable dead bird, Gene has a choice to make. He has the connections to help Spider turn his windfall ... read more

Voodoo Ball

Mortensen, C.P.

Fire Ground

DALEY, MARJORIE

Peter has 10 reviews

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Brian Hadd
Peter is a creative complement and easy to engage. Thanks for the collaboration.

Brian Hadd, April 2022


p.d.r. lindsay
Peter is always good to work with. He listens and does his best to fulfil my requests, skilfully guiding me when my ideas are off track. He is quick to respond, quick to come up with drafts, and happy to tweak until we are both happy. He's easy to communicate with and doesn't mind going beyond his brief to help out when I get stuck with the tech side of things. I love his covers and will be hap...
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p.d.r. lindsay, December 2021


Brian Hadd
Peter executed an absolutely wonderful design for the title page of a fiction title. You can't imagine what he'll create, but it will connect the book to the reader with aplomb.

Brian Hadd, August 2021


Luke Mauerman
Peter was a pleasure to work with and did amazing work. I'm very pleased.

Luke Mauerman, June 2021


Libby Doyle
Peter went above and beyond what a person might expect from a cover designer. This was a big project--five book covers. He asked plenty of questions to get a sense of my books and acted on all of my feedback without complaint. But the best thing about Peter is that I could tell he wanted to get things right, artistically. He was more than willing to do the work to get to a fine result. For exam...
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Libby Doyle, June 2021

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