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A Rainbow of Vintage Penguins

What do we need to say? These vintage paperbacks from Penguin speak for themselves. Those simple color-coded designs still catch the eye decades after the books were published.

No bookshelf is complete without a little orange, green, dark blue, purple, yellow.

All The Colors of Penguin’s Rainbow

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Beth Carswell

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I've been reading, selling, researching, loving and writing about books with AbeBooks since 2000.

One Response to “A Rainbow of Vintage Penguins”

  1. Aging Lit Major July 28, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I recommend Penguin By Design, by Phil Barnes, which traces the development of the Alan Lane aesthetic. My far-sighted eyes struggle with the small print, and my older Penguins have disintegrated anyway, but I’ve just discovered you can buy a large set of postcard representations of these covers, so I’m bringing the rainbow back to my study that way.