144. Pelican Book Cover Design Gallery.
Jan 23, 2008 at 08:12AM
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pelican.jpgNot too long ago, Baseline magazine (before their identity redesign mess) had a feature article on Jan Tischold and his influence on Penguin book covers - good stuff. Well, here's a gallery of Pelican cover designs from the 1930's through the 1980's. Beautiful things. According to their website, "Pelican was introduced to cover serious contemporary issues and represented the first new and original books to be published by Penguin; all titles so far had been paperbacks of books previously published by other companies." Some further reading about their history uncoverend this little gem: The Penguincubator - a vending machine of sorts for paperback books. Seriously, look it up.

 

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