Postcards from Penguin

One Hundred Book Covers in One Box
Author: Penguin Group USA
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780141044668
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 100
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A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box. In 1935 Allen Lane stood on a platform at Exeter railway station, looking for a good book for the journey to London. His disappointment at the poor range of paperbacks on offer led him to found Penguin Books. The quality paperback had arrived. Declaring that 'good design is no more expensive than bad', Lane was adamant that his Penguin paperbacks should cost no more than a packet of cigarettes, but that they should always look distinctive. Ever since then, from their original - now world-famous - look featuring three bold horizontal stripes, through many different stylish, inventive and iconic cover designs, Penguin's paperback jackets have been a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture. And whether they're for classics, crime, reference or prize-winning novels, they still follow Allen Lane's original design mantra. Sometimes, you definitely should judge a book by its cover.

Postcards from Pelican

100 Subjects in One Box
Author: Penguin
Publisher: Particular Books
ISBN: 9780241006375
Page: 100
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A collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different Pelican Book jacket. Covering subjects from socialism to sex, psychoanalysis to atomic physics, and featuring great thinkers ranging from Lord Byron to Karl Marx, Pelican brought accessible, intelligent books to a generation, making knowledge everybody's property

Postcards from Puffin

One Hundred Puffin Covers in One Box
Author: Puffin,Puffin Books
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141333373
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 100
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One hundred beautiful postcards in a collectible box representing seventy years of outstanding Puffin design! For over seventy years, Puffin UK has been designing memorable covers for children's books. Now available in the US for the first time, Postcards from Puffin is a collection of one hundred postcards of the best covers in Puffin's history. Each card is printed on thick, high-quality cardstock and features a different and iconic Puffin book cover. Packaged in a lovely box designed to look like a book, with a ribbon, this is a deluxe gift for any book lover or design enthusiast. From picture books to paperbacks, and teen fiction to Puffin Classics, this is a selection sure to appeal to children and adults alike. No matter what your age or what you're into, there's a Puffin for everyone!

One Hundred Writers in One Box

Author: Various
Publisher: Particular Books
ISBN: 9780141197333
Category: Authors
Page: 100
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To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Penguin Modern Classics we are publishing an incredibly desirable and collectable postcard collection of 100 Modern Classics authors. Following the success of Postcards from Penguin this is a must-have box of beautifully produced postcards with memorable, often iconic photographs of writers such as Camus, Steinbeck, Orwell, Waugh, Nabokov. Each postcard is designed to evoke the iconic look of the Modern Classics series.

Postcards from Ladybird

100 Classic Ladybird Covers in One Box
Author: Ladybird
Publisher: Ladybird Books
ISBN: 9781409311522
Page: 100
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A unique collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Ladybird book cover from the 1940s to 1970s. From the first ever Ladybird book Bunnikin's Picnic Party, to Well-Loved Tales and How It Works, this is a selection from over thirty years of beloved Ladybird illustration in one sturdy little gift box. A perfect nostalgia gift for all Ladybird fans.


100 Literary Postcards
Author: Evan Robertson
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 0553447890
Category: Design
Page: 100
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"Illustrator Evan Robertson of Obvious State Studio offers eye-catching, thought-provoking illustrations accompanied by literature's most memorable quotes in this postcard box set. Each card features a line from a classic book, such as an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote set against a Jazz Age champagne glass, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights visualized as puzzle pieces, or Immanuel Kant's musings juxtaposed with a constellation-filled night sky. This is the perfect stationery for any bibliophile, and a set sure to be repurposed by many design and decor buffs for wall art. Format- Postcard boxed set, 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", 100 postcards Content- 50 illustrated postcards (reproduced twice)"

Penguin Science Fiction Postcards

100 Book Covers in One Box
Author: Various
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143128649
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 100
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A collection of 100 postcards featuring iconic, bizarre, and mind-blowing science fiction book covers Exploring the weird, wonderful world of science fiction cover art, this set of one hundred postcards includes classic images from some of the of the heavyweights of the genre—H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, J. G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury—as well as celebrating images from delightfully pulpy cult classics. Inspired by surrealism and pop art, and charting science fiction’s emergence as a literary force, the postcards in this collection will appeal to legions of sci-fi devotees and design fans alike.

Classic Penguin

Cover to Cover
Author: Paul Buckley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143110136
Page: 288
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In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Penguin Classics, Classic Penguin: Cover To Cover showcases over ten years of stunning cover designs. It begins with the now-iconic redesign of the black spine Penguin Classics series, and moves through award-winning series like Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxes and Penguin Drop Caps. Curated by Creative Director Paul Buckley, this is a perfect book for Classics lovers, art students and design fans, providing a valuable and illuminating behind-the-scenes look at books that are studied as much for their covers as for their content.

Penguin by Design

A Cover Story, 1935-2005
Author: Phil Baines
Publisher: Gardners Books
Category: Art
Page: 255
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Since the creation of the first Penguin paperbacks in 1935, their jackets have become a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture and design history. Looking back at seventy years of Penguin, Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, book cover design and the role of artists in defining the Penguin look.

The Lost Girl

Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Publisher: N.A
Category: British
Page: 378
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The New Yorker

One Hundred Covers from Ten Decades
Author: Francoise Mouly
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: 9781846144691
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 100
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The New Yorker A Cosmopolitan World The New Yorker was launched in 1925, and offers reporting, criticism, essays, fiction, poetry, humour, and cartoons. At the start, the founding editor Harold Ross declared that the sophisticated magazine was not edited for the old lady in Dubuque'. The New Yorker has published work from such acclaimed writers as John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, J. D. Salinger, and Shirley Jackson. From the very first issue, featuring the now iconic monocled dandy Eustace Tilley, The New Yorker's covers have been unique and pointed. The striking and sometimes controversial images from such artists as Peter Arno, William Steig, Saul Steinberg, Jean-Jacques Sempé, and Art Spiegelman remain as resonant as ever.

Penguin Science Fiction Postcard Box Set

Author: Penguin
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9781405920735
Page: 100
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A collection of 100 postcards featuring science fiction book cover designs - celebrating the iconic, bizarre and mid-blowing best from over eighty years of Penguin's publishing history.

Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1607749769
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 127
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A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.

Hate Mail

Author: Mr Bingo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473547180
Category: Humor
Page: 320
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'Gorgeous and funny! Like a labrador doing stand-up' - Noel Fielding 'A horrible, hilarious little book' - The Times 'Wonderfully offensive... Wonderfully vicious' - The Huffington Post The brainchild of a late night and one too many drinks, Hate Mail began with self-styled ‘Master of Pens’, Mr. Bingo, sending a single tweet off into the pipes of the internet. It read: ‘I will send a postcard with an offensive message on to the first person who replies to this’. Then, the replies came in. Over 1000 abusive postcards later, Mr. Bingo has become the world’s hate mailist par excellence, verbally and visually abusing people the world over, all eager to receive their own bespoke piece of personalised spite. Hilariously irreverent and insidiously inspired, Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection is the ultimate celebration of Mr. Bingo’s Hate Mail project. Previously available only via a Kickstarter subscription, this bumper edition of ALL NEW postcards is a must-have for all Hate Mail devotees.

Faber and Faber

Eighty Years of Book Cover Design
Author: Joseph Connolly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571240005
Category: Book covers
Page: 281
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Joseph Connolly - book collector, antiquarian dealer, and acclaimed novelist - has compiled an impassioned guide and love letter to the designers, artists and authors at the heart of Faber's design story. From its beginnings in the 1920s and 1930s on to the classic years of innovation under Berthold Wolpe after the War, and from the celebrated period of collaboration with Pentagram on to the modern day, here is, as he concludes in his preface, 'a lavish celebration of the art and beauty of these magnificent covers, from just the first eighty years'.Even gazing at these so slim spines, I was taken. And at the foot of each one, the word Faber. The vitality of the design, even on these very narrow spines, compelled me to slide out the books. And the covers! Oh my goodness, the covers ... the colour, strength and typography were not at all brash, but merely dynamic: here, I thought, was splendour. And it was the covers that encouraged me to open the books. And to read. And then to discover.

Bailey's Box of Postcards

Author: David Bailey
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications
ISBN: 9781855144910
Category: Photography
Page: 36
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For this exclusive collection of postcards, David Bailey, one of the world's most distinguished and distinctive photographers, has chosen a selection of images from his archive - some familiar, others previously unseen. This box of 36 portraits, reminiscent of Bailey's acclaimed Box of Pin-Ups (1965), demonstrates the extraordinary range of people that he has captured during his long career; many of them famous, some anonymous, all of them unforgettable.

La Belle Sauvage

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375815309
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 464
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Set ten years before the events of His dark materials.

Everything I Never Told You

Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143127551
Category: Fiction
Page: 306
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"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue-in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another"--

100 Faber Postcards

Author: Faber & Faber, Limited
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571320240
Page: 100
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A selection of classic book covers from the Faber archive.

The Very Arty Box

Author: Puffin Books Staff
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141370811
Page: 100
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Inspiration for budding artists and designers, a box bursting with 100 decorative postcards and activity cards including make-and-dos, creative writing ideas, covers of best-loved children's books and iconic pieces from the V&A collection.