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For everyone who has ever judged a book by its cover, classic penguin is literally entirely about the covers of books published by penguin, and the stories about how. Penguin books ltd, 80 strand, london we2r orl, england. Apr 04, 2020 the penguin covers successfully adapted the visual idea of the cards onto book design. Unfortunately, most of the covers included here are rather dull in design. See more ideas about book cover design, book design and books. Oct 30, 2012 the secret of penguins enduring paperback covers is all in the rigorous geometry, a wise choice of illustrators and that wonky handdrawn bird published. This site explores the graphic design of penguin book covers, with a focus on series editions. Changing paradigms book pdf version 2016 cumulus association.
I love writing visually, and wordlessly, because this is was how i read books as a kid. Penguin facebook covers, penguin fb covers, penguin facebook. Seven hundred penguins is another great book that shows an amazing collection of 700 book covers do not grab my images and repost them on your flickr page. The secret of penguins enduring paperback covers is all in the rigorous geometry, a wise choice of illustrators and that wonky handdrawn bird published. Twenty alan aldridge book covers voices of east anglia. Penguin book covers in 1968 penguins new art director for fiction, david pelham, commissioned the italian graphic designer franco grignani to produce a set of 16 covers for a science fiction miniseries which was to appear in 196970. I found a bunch of these in the cottage i stayed at on vacation and they tickled my funny bone. I get into the office around nine and check my email, then get started on the most pressing tasks. Louisa hares cards feature a short quote from shakespeare taken from the folio, along with a contemporary illustration.
Bearing the hallmark of penguins celebrated design aesthetic, there is a cover to suit everyone in this iconic collection. Penguin has produced a number of rather striking book covers over the years. Take a look at all the user submited penguin covers and feel free to browse them. Both bibliophiles and design buffs will be enthralled by the book, which features hundreds of stunning covers paired with commentary by the artists. Penguin books since its first appearance in 1935, the original penguin books triband, colourcoded cover, has become one of the most recognisable designs in the world. Apr 16, 2017 this clean and sophisticated book set for arabian nights is designed by the same person who does penguin s clothbound classics series and the fitzgerald series above.
Penguin books have long been renowned for their unique book cover designs. Crazy beautiful book covers the fundamental rule of all readers is to never judge a book by its cover, but ilhether we spot a gorgeous book in someones hands or displayed in a bookstore, the cover piques our curiosity. Even the iconic bands of color framing a white block that have come to define penguin were a stroke of. It features 26 penguin classics with book covers that has a. Penguin classics book covers book covers created for a penguin classics books series. These designs were devised by hans mardersteig mcleery, 2006. Cover to cover delivers 288 pages of literary eye candy. The beauty of penguin books the secret of penguins enduring paperback covers is all in the rigorous geometry, a wise choice of illustrators and that wonky handdrawn bird. Penguin book covers through the years in pictures books. Penguin books was founded in 1935 by allen lane with the purpose of inexpensively producing high quality, but affordable, paperbacks.
Oct 30, 2012 the beauty of penguin books the secret of penguins enduring paperback covers is all in the rigorous geometry, a wise choice of illustrators and that wonky handdrawn bird. A beautiful array of book covers and title pages from the british librarys mechanical curator collection, discovered and tagged by the community. Fluid john gall discusses his brilliant cover design for the vintage edition of tom. Our users have been busy at work creating penguin facebook covers. One of the many reasons penguin has been so successful over the years involves its history of creating fantastic book covers. The book cover archive, for the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design. Installing penguin facebook profile covers is simple. In this article, ill look at some covers of famous works and explore what makes them work or what ensures they dont and what they can illustrate to authors and artists about their own designs, and the type of. Remember to write about the book as much as you can, or attach a link to your blog if youve written about it. Penguin facebook covers here at, we offer you hundreds of amazing penguin facebook covers for your facebook profile. Considered as a practical question for a flickr photographer, the question is.
Penguin also boast a stellar track record in publishing meaningful titles, but lets be honest. Nov 29, 2001 penguin chick is a great book it is written very clearly, and explains the meaning of new words, like rookery, krill, creche, and tobagganing. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can. Lane was often quoted that he was trying to emulate the albatross collection series which set the standard for early paperback book design doubleday, 2006b. Easyart is also proud to offer a collection of modern covers of penguin titles such as jane eyre, which have never been available as wall art before. It is a very thorough look at a penguins life cycle, but is short and simple enough that a child could follow along enthusiastically all the way through. How a penguin book designer got her job literally, darling. Twenty alan aldridge book covers 1960s, 1970s, art, book covers 382 views comments off on twenty alan aldridge book covers avid readers of voices of east anglia may remember that weve previously covered the work of psychedelic artist and designer alan aldridge in our post titled the man with kaleidoscope eyes. A great way to personalize an office wall, gift card or work project. Also, make sure to check out our own premade penguin covers for your facebook timeline profile. Etsy has thousands of handcrafted and vintage products that perfectly fit what youre searching for. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
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Find classic covers of your favourite penguin books, or explore contemporary designs created by awardwinning designer coralie bickfordsmith, each featuring a motif or image inspired by the book. Lanes simple template for the penguin books is derived to a degree from the albatross book covers brought about in 1932. Some of the most beautiful patterned covers of late are the penguin classics hardcover series, designed by coralie bickfordsmith. One of penguins strategies was to implement standardised designs for book covers. Betty and veronica in bikinis, because why not we used to think betty and veronica were smoking hot. A brief history of penguin book covers by lizzy gosney issuu.
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