As one of almost 250 creatively independent imprints and publishing houses owned by Penguin Random House worldwide, Vintage Books is a name that graces many household bookshelves – whether it’s a popular classic from the likes of Virginia Woolf, the Brönte sisters or Shakespeare, to recent bestseller Sapiens. Penguin Random House was formed in 2013 when the iconic Penguin Books merged with Random House, and now employs more than 10,000 people across five continents, including 2,000 in the UK. We travelled to the sixth floor of their offices in London’s Pimlico to meet Vintage’s creative director Suzanne Dean, who has spent the past 20 years designing covers for them. For Suzanne, a great visual should capture both the text and a reader’s imagination in equal measure – and this includes plenty of group trips to galleries and events for inspiration. But it’s not all print and paper samples: Suzanne’s team are now embracing new formats that catch the eye of contemporary audiences, such as animation to be used at events or on social media. From futuristic texts to scaling east London walls with giant posters, we find out how Vintage are using whatever means it takes to give time-honoured classics a modern twist.