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Postcards From Penguin: 100 Book Jackets in One Box [Cards]

Penguin
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
RRP: 14.99
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29 July 2014 Postcards

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.


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Product details

  • Cards: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Box Pos edition (29 July 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141044667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141044668
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 11.7 x 6.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Format:Cards
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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great box set 15 Mar 2011
By Lizzy R
Format:Cards
A great product for those who still like to write post cards, or design lovers who simply want to keep the collection in order to admire the history of the design of Penguin book covers - my recommendation would be to buy two sets - one to keep and one to send!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars P-P-P-Pick up a Penguin postcard pronto! 4 Jan 2012
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Superb collection of 100 lovingly printed postcards featuring cover designs from a host of classic Penguin novelisations. From A Clockwork Orange to The Great Gatsby, from The Lord of the Flies to Man and Superman, this is an astoundingly brilliant idea, and comes in a re-usable presentation box. Vive le postcard!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your own Home Design Museum 25 Feb 2010
By Hywel James TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift with incredible quality and value 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic quality and original postcards 17 Oct 2011
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These postcards come packaged in a lovely box which can be used after the postcards have been all used up (this will take some time). They are wonderfully original and are include wide range of penguin books. They are the normal A5 size and made of wonderfully strong card. They make a great gift or for personal use.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these postcards so much that although I bought them ...
I love these postcards so much that although I bought them as a gift for a friend I ended up keeping them and had to buy another box for my friend!
Published 21 hours ago by KateP
2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better!
I worked in Foyles and Dillons bookshop in the 70's and 80's and saw the many innovative and well designed covers published at that time by Penguin books. Read more
Published 8 days ago by nocolgarredondo
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these
Love these. Very interesting to look through and make great displays.
Published 11 days ago by Ruby
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 25 days ago by Kate Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice present.
Really nice, interesting and informative.
Published 28 days ago by S. Semple
5.0 out of 5 stars Great talking point
Really handy for thankyou cards and quick notes. Great talking point.
Published 1 month ago by Rachel Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful gift that is something different
Bought this for my English teacher as a thankyou present and she was delighted.

Well packaged and a lovely gift for anyone interested in literature
Published 2 months ago by Chloe Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab - I love these!
Great value for money, so many good ones. Very glad I bought these and would do so again! Very good buy.
Published 3 months ago by MISS AV GODDARD
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Postcards!
I chose these to use as a display in my classroom so that students will hopefully like the look of a book and choose to read it. They look great.
Published 3 months ago by 'Serendipity'
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
I bought these as a 65th birthday present for my Dad and they are perfect! So pleased with them. Really good quality, will be used as pictures in a clear frame.
Published 4 months ago by P
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