Encompassing more then 70 years and 700 Penguin cover designs, Seven Hundred Penguins is a pictorial history of the iconic British publishing house since its conception in 1935. From the bold graphic print of Graham Greene’s classic The Quiet American to the disturbing Surrealism of John Updike’s A Month of Sundays, there is something that everyone will remember. ‘These books have travelled our lives with us, like a repository of memories,’ says Jim Stoddart, art director for Penguin Press. ‘And who is to say that this is not the most effective and important criterion for the design of a book cover?’ It is published next month.
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