StudioPensom is the creative studio of Paul Pensom, a designer and art director with extensive experience within the publishing, editorial and music industries.

Since 2007 Paul has art directed Creative Review, one of the world's leading magazines for creative professionals.

Recently StudioPensom have worked with strategic partners to launch magazines in the charitable sector for clients such as Canal & River Trust and The Built Environment Trust.

The studio has over twenty years'experience in the music industry, and has created artwork for some of the worlds' biggest artists including Florence & the Machine, Massive Attack and David Gray.

Jill Pensom is the Studio Manager.

Library Journal
Magazine Launch of the year
For BE Journal 2018

Communication Arts
Merit. Category: Editorial Design Typography.
For Creative Review Annual.

Designs of the Year
London Design Museum competition.
For Creative Review February 2009 cover.

Designs of the Year
London Design Museum competition.
For Monograph, a Creative Review supplement.

Silver Cube
New York Art Directors' Club Award.
For Monograph, a Creative Review supplement.

Creative Review Annual
For Edit, Issues 1-2.

Best Designed Business-to-Business Magazine of the Year
Magazine Design Awards.
For Edit, Issue 1.

Finalist: Magazine of the Year, Best Launch, Best Cover, Best Use of Photography
Magazine Design Awards.
For Edit, Issue 1.

Magazine of the Year
Society of Publication Designers.
For Taxi, Issues 2-4.

One Show Silver Pencil
For Taxi, Issue 4.

The American Graphic Design Award
Graphic Design USA.
For Taxi, Issue 4.

The One Club Bronze Pencil
For Taxi, Issue 2.

Multiple Piece Merit
Print International magazine.
For Taxi, Issues 1-3.

HOW International Design Merit
For Taxi, Issue 2.

Selected clients

The Vinyl Factory

Creative Review

The Canal & River Trust

Camp Bestival

The Built Environment Trust

Getty Images

Top Fives

Film Noir Movies
1. Double Indemnity (1944)
2. DOA (1950)
3. Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950)
4. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
5. Scarlet Street (1945)

Northern Soul 45s
1. Crackin' Up Over You:
Roy Hamilton (1967)
2. Gone With The Wind Is My Love:
Rita and The Tiaras (1967)
3. Because I Love You:
Willie Hightower (1967)
4. There Was A Time:
Gene Chandler (1968)
5. As Long As I Have You:
Garnett Mimms (1964)

1. Woodford Reserve Special Blend
2. Old Pappy Van Winkle's
Special Reserve
3. Glenfiddich Havana Reserve
21 year old
4. Nikka 21 year old
5. Connemara 12 year old

Psychedelic Tracks
1. Harumi: Hunters Of Heaven (1968)
2. Black Sabbath: Planet Caravan (1970)
3. Donovan: Get Thy Bearings (1968)
4. Angelo & Eighteen: Flight Two (1969)
5. Tomorrow: Why (1968)

Graphic Design Books
1. Diagrams; Graphis (1974)
2. Lubalin; Unit Editions (2012)
3. Tibor Kalman. Perverse Optimist;
Booth Clibborn (1998)
4. Magazine Design; Ruari McClean;
OUP (1969)
5. Ben Bos; Designs Of A Lifetime;
BIS (2000)

Typography Books
1. The Elements Of Typographic Style; Robert Bringhurst; H&M (1992)
2. Stop Stealing Sheep; Erik
Spiekermann; Adobe Press (1993)
3. An Essay On Typography; Eric Gill; Temple Press (1931)
4. Asymmetric Typography; Jan
Tschichold; Faber (1967)
5. Grid Systems In Graphic Design;
Josef Muller-Brockman; Niggli (1981)

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