Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad...)

Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad...)

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By (author) Paul Buckley, Foreword by Chris Ware

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 254 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 228mm x 16mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0143117629
  • ISBN 13: 9780143117629
  • Sales rank: 150,826

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High standards in art and design have always been part of Penguin's publishing program. Now, on the occasion of Penguin's 75th anniversary, longtime art director Paul Buckley has chosen seventy-five covers that represent the best of what Penguin has produced over the course of the last decade. Giving readers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the complex creation of a book's cover, "Penguin 75" includes comments from authors, agents, and editors, as well as the designers and artists themselves. This witty and irreverent journey into the book world will appeal to lovers of art, design, and, of course, books. This book is presented with contributions by: Paul Auster; Tara McPherson; Daniel Clowes; David Byrne; Elizabeth Gilbert; Joe Sacco; Tana French; T.C. Boyle; Seth; Tom Gauld; William T. Vollmann; Art Spiegelman; Kim Edwards; Melissa Bank; Ruben Toledo; Tomer Hanuka; Jamie Keenan; Roz Chast; Garrison Keillor; Yoshihiro Tatsumi; Sam Weber; Paul Sahre; Tony Millionaire; Nicholas Blechman; Jon Gray; and, many others.

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Chris Ware, an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist, has drawn for many publications, including TheNew York Times Magazine and The Chicago Reader. Ware's most well-known work includes Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and the Acme Novelty Library series.