Tag Archives: Penguin Classics

Yes, You Can Tell A Book By Its Cover

Nicholas Love created the super fun  Penguin Classics cover generator  which allows you  to upload an image and set type for an amusing imitation of the famous book cover design. It’s a great way for bibliophiles to while away the … Continue reading

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Don’t let the bastards cheer you up

I never tire of London-based artist Harland Miller’s brilliant send-ups of iconic Penguin book covers. His faux vintage covers are always on point.

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What Color Is Your Penguin

This Spring, Penguin will begin reissuing titles from its Classics series with cover designs in a bold, new color palette. The minimalist format will differentiate books by the original language of publication: orange for English, red for Russian, green for … Continue reading

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It Was Snowing Butterflies

On its 80th anniversary, Penguin Books has launched Little Black Classics, a series of 80 titles priced at just 80p. The diminutive books include fiction and nonfiction works drawn from Penguin’s Classics list. The covers all sport a striking typographic … Continue reading

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Mark My Words

For some bibliophiles the humble bookmark is an essential reading companion. I have some fantastic examples—nearly all gifts of course—but as often as not I resort to bits of paper, folded post-it notes or random ephemera to mark my place. … Continue reading

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