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  • Cards: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Box Pos edition (5 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141044667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141044668
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 6.4 x 16.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Z. Lenton on 8 Dec. 2009
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I bought this set of Penguin postcards as a gift for a writer friend of mine - a lover of both books and pretty stationery. She was massively pleased with the gift and we whiled away some time over coffee sifting through the set.

Each card is different, unlike most sets of cards where you get multiples of a set number of designs. You get a pleasing variety of designs, the majority being of the classic Penguin style, but also covering a few Puffin covers, and a good selection from the 60s, where the firm broke into more abstract designs.

Good value for money even at the RRP.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Half Full on 12 Mar. 2010
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Bought as a gift for a fan of design - he loved it! Should have bought two - one to keep, one to share - and may yet do so!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Hywel James TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Feb. 2010
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This box of 100 postcards illustrating a range of Penguin Books paperback covers from the late 1930's up to the 1970's (will a further box of more recent covers appear?) is terrific and effectively offers a museum of design for your own home! The high standards of work maintained by the company and the designers it employed throughout are impressive. It is good to see that, for the most part, the individual designers are identified although the person who devised the original characteristic horizontal white and orange division, the first Production Manager, Edward Young, is not credited as far as I can tell. However later designers and illustrators are named, such as Jan Tschichold, Stephen Russ, Germano Facetti, Romek Marber, Denise York, Alan Spain and Alan Aldridge.

Highly recommended. But which of these great postcards will you ever want to part with?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By NikkiWho on 2 April 2010
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This set of postcards is amazing! I love the different colours and book covers :) Definitely worth the price. Nice to keep or send.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Davis on 12 Jun. 2011
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I have bought 2 of these as gifts and the receivers LOVED them. The quality is terrific. I ordered and it arrived in 2 days! Highly recommend this for anyone who loved Penguin books as a kid.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Noon on 3 July 2011
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Absolutely superb collection of beautifully made and presented book covers in the form of postcards, and they are not just Penguins there are some Pelicans mixed in to, all 100 are contained within a box, which actually looks like a book.

Not necessarily for the sake of nostalgia either, although there are certainly some excellent reproductions of famous,and some, at their time, infamous books.

Actually, there are also some pretty obscure titles amongst this fairly eclectic mix, nevertheless, there will certainly be a great time had whilst thinking who to send the various postcards to.

Good fun, great as a gift, or simply keep for yourself perhaps use whilst on holiday, or just to say hallo to the various bookworms in your life
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By The Kinniburgh Kid on 11 Feb. 2010
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Brands recycling old artwork as posters, greetings cards and the like is nothing new, but there is something very fitting about being able to write your own words "under" a famous Penguin book cover.

In these days of e-mail, facebook and Twitter the mere fact of receiving a physical bit of paper makes a postcard more than mere communication, it's a rare personal touch and these cards add a little bit extra. They come in a nice sturdy box too, making it easy to store them on the edge of the desk.. or even the bookshelf.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gaynor Marshall on 13 April 2010
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These iconic book covers in postcard form have so many uses! So bright and cheerful. Well worth the money.
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