• Postcards from Penguin: 100 Book Jackets in One Box See large image

    Postcards from Penguin: 100 Book Jackets in One Box (Paperback) By (author) Penguin

    $17.46 - Save $3.94 18% off - RRP $21.40 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionThis is 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.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Postcards from Penguin

    Title
    Postcards from Penguin
    Subtitle
    100 Book Jackets in One Box
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Penguin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 100
    Width: 116 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 64 mm
    Weight: 758 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141044668
    ISBN 10: 0141044667
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 81900
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/GIFT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BISAC V2.8: ART032000
    BIC subject category V2: AKL
    Libri: ENGM1085
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    DC22: 741.64
    Abridged Dewey: 741
    DC22: 741
    BISAC V2.8: ART010000
    B&T Approval Code: A29425000
    Libri: ANSI3500, KART1059, POST4000
    BISAC V2.8: ANT033000
    Ingram Subject Code: ZT
    BISAC V2.8: DES001000
    Ingram Theme: GIFT/PENGUN
    Thema V1.0: AFF, WFA, WCS, AKL
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    15 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London