Penguin Books

Penguin Books revolutionised publishing in the 1930s through it's high quality, inexpensive paperbacks. Avoiding the gaudiness of other paperback publishers of the time, Penguin opted for the simple appearance of three horizontal bands, the upper and lower of which were colour coded according to which series the title belonged to. In the central white panel, the author and title were printed in Gill Sans typeface.

Group them together in colour blocks

With their range of simple, bright coloured, uniformed covers, they have become popular to have on display. They look quite stunning when grouped together in colour blocks. I recently came across this photo (below) of a Penguin book blown up and framed, which I think is gorgeous. And after further searching I was pleasantly surprised as to how many Penguin products are available. Not bad for a design created by a twenty-one-year-old graphic designer nearly 80 years ago!

Simple and graphic, this print looks stunning in it's neutral surroundings

A collection of coffee mugs

A box of 100 postcards each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket

I love these deckchairs available in a range of bright colours

Also available in drink bottles and luggage tags