The Poetry Business

The Poetry Business is a poetry publisher and writer development agency. Their poets have won or been shortlisted for almost every major poetry prize, including the Forward Prize on 11 occasions and 10 Poetry Book Society awards, and smith|doorstop Books was awarded Michael Marks Publishers Award in both 2012 and 2017. Andrew Motion described The Poetry Business as “one of the most vital and vitalising literary organisations in the country”.

I began designing for The Poetry Business in 2008 and in that time I have produced over 200 publications and created all their branding, publicity materials and web materials. The PB logo was created in 2012 at the time of their previous website upgrade. The type used is Bodoni.