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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane (5 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713998393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713998399
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 1.7 x 22.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Offers every former teenage bookworm ... a whole cake shop-full of memory-tingling sensations. -- Boyd Tonkin, Independent

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Phil Baines was born in Kendal, Westmorland in 1958. He graduated from St Martin's School of Art in 1985 and the Royal College of Art in 1987, and has been a Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design since 1991. He is author and designer of Type & typography, (with Andrew Haslam, 2002); and Signs, lettering in the environment, (with Catherine Dixon, 2003), both published by Laurence King.

He is also a freelance graphic designer for clients including the Crafts Council, Goethe-Institut London, Matt's Gallery and Monotype Typography. His work often includes the use of his own typefaces, three of which have been released for general use: CanYou? (1991) and Ushaw (1994) by Neville Brody's Fuse, and Vere Dignum by Linotype in 2003.


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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By R. Rutter on 3 April 2006
Format: Paperback
Penguin books have a rather illustrious heritage, with legendary typographer Jan Tschichold responsible for the iconic orange spines, three-pane covers with Gill Sans, and of course serious attention to detail in the typesetting.
Phil Baines takes us through the seventy years of history in the design of Penguin paperback covers, a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture and design history. The book is lavishly illustrated, with many full size covers, and goes into detail of individual titles. Fascinating too is the coverage of changing role of artists and designers throughout Penguin's history. It's a luscious book for anyone interested in typographical-related design.
The book is published in Penguin's Allen Lane range and as such is finely typeset in Adobe Sabon (a digital incarnation of Tschichold's typeface). I mention this because the Penguin paperback novels are all too obviously machine-set nowadays, a sad loss introduced when Penguin's type design department was disbanded in 2003.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Sage of the North on 1 Nov. 2006
Format: Paperback
For those with an interest in Design,Book publishing and the impact of Penguin on the world book market this is a gem of a book.The book charts the covers from the early iconic design with its bold horizontal bars through to the present day high impact covers and everything in between.Baines is enormously knowledegable about design and typography and makes the subject very interesting and accesible.He also places Penguin in the historic context of the whole printing revolution largely brought about by Penguins impact on book buying in the Twentieth Century.Well worth the purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ian Shine VINE VOICE on 28 Feb. 2010
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This book will fascinate anyone with an interest in books, graphic design, marketing or how to develop a successful business.
Essentially a journey through 70 years of Penguin Publishing history through the different cover designs that the company deployed, it also provides an insight into the changing demands of the publishing industry and how covers slowly changed to become marketing tools for the books they sold, rather than just an extension of the books themselves.
The thinking behind the covers and the innovations are also laid bare as the author gets to the heart of how Penguin developed arguably the most recognisable brand in book publishing.
The pictures of the covers are excellent, and really trace the changing face of penguin books, providing an excellent cross section of the company's design output since 1935.
It also feels like a great book, with its thick card cover and thick glossy paper ensuring that it will endure persistent browsing, which is what my copy gets.
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If you love design, you'll love this book. And if you love reading, you'll love the look and feel of classic Penguins and therefore . . . love this book. Whether you're interested in the specifics of typefaces and the names of designers or not there's a lot to enjoy here. It serves as a study and reference guide just as well as it does an interesting coffee table book.
The only thing this book would benefit from would be more spreads of 'books in progress' - however, many of these are probably lost to time or impenetrable systems of filing.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By starfish on 1 Nov. 2011
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Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005

A lovely book, worthy of a place on anyone's coffee table, not only decorative but also informative and fun.
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