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King Penguins

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1byzanne
Editat: juny 20, 2007, 1:58pm

What a lovely cover we have on display this week.
'The aim of King Penguins is different (from that of Modern Painters). These have not been planed to coincide with the public's growing appreciation of art, but rather to appeal to the general liking for illustrated keepsakes. For this reason they are specialised ... One of the most distinctive features of this series is their decorative covers ... These were used very sparingly by the English publishers before the War, but both in our King Penguins and in our Puffin Story Books we have found this not only an attractive manner of decorating the binding of the books but also giving the artist a share in book design.' Allen Lane, quoted on http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/packages/uk/aboutus/history.html