Penguin Book Cover Design
October 24, 2006 10:08 AM   Subscribe

Penguin Books is an all too brief Flickr Photoset of Penguin Book cover designs from decades past. For those interested, this book is highly recommended.
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posted by NationalKato at 10:29 AM on October 24, 2006

Deja vu. I was the first comment in NationalKato's linked thread - at the risk of repeating myself, "Penguin by design" is an awesome book. If you're a Penguinoholic like me, how can you be without?

/not employed by Penguin
posted by stinkycheese at 10:47 AM on October 24, 2006

Cool! I have some of those...and some they don't. My favorite covers of all are by Signet, like this 1984.
posted by taosbat at 11:55 AM on October 24, 2006

I was pleased when I posted the thread linked to by NationalKato that there were other Penguin lovers (so to speak) here - and even more pleased that some more pictures have been dug out. These are great - this is my favorite so far. (Although this one hasn't dated much, either).

On a different note, paging PenguinBukkake, paging PenguinBukkake...

posted by greycap at 12:01 PM on October 24, 2006

Those are great. I thought I was the only one who loved those retro paperback covers.
posted by jayder at 2:09 PM on October 24, 2006

What I would love to know is who the artists were. The artists who did these covers were brilliant.
posted by jayder at 2:18 PM on October 24, 2006

I love the Penguin Classics range; they look great together on bookshelf.
posted by oxford blue at 4:29 PM on October 24, 2006

Incidentally, the new Graphics Classics series of Penguin books is spectacular.
posted by pokermonk at 4:56 PM on October 24, 2006

posted by oxford blue at 6:15 PM on October 24, 2006

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