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  • Penguin Science Fiction Postcard Box

    Penguin

    Product Code: ANMDF
    Paperback
    This is a 100 postcard collection of the iconic, bizarre and mind-blowing best of science fiction cover designs from 80 years of Penguin's history. From the 1930s and 1940s and the world famous tri-band design, to the covers of the 1960s and 1970s inspired by surrealism, expressionism, psychedelia and pop art, this collection charts science fiction's emergence as a literary force while embracing the spirit of its pulp excess. These 100 postcards feature covers for the heavyweights of the genre as well as highlighting some of the weirdest and most wonderful cult-classics you may or may not have heard of. This collection will make you smile or shake your head in wonder - it is something to be shared and treasured.
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  • Postcards from Penguin

    Penguin

    Product Code: AHBAU
    Paperback
    This is 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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