Here's another addition to Kay Bojesen's collection of creatures – his puffin, which originally dates to 1954.
Fans of vintage literature and 20th century design will no doubt love Postcards from Puffin: 100 Book Covers in One Box.
It is just that, 100 postcards in a books-shaped box, each of the postcards featuring a different classic/iconic cover from a Puffin gem you might well remember from childhood.
70 years of British design and illustration history in one box – and yours for just £7.29.
Find out more at the Amazon website
As part of their 70th birthday celebrations, Puffin are publishing limited editions of six classic children’s books designed by some big names in art, design and architecture.
Of most interest to us here are Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens designed by Peter Blake and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott designed by Orla Kiely. The rest of the series are: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl designed by sculptor Antony Gormley;The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett designed by Charlie and Lola author and illustrator, Lauren Child; Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson designed by architect and sculptor Frank Gehry; and Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne designed by architect David Adjaye.
The books will be published on 2nd September, priced £100 each and limited to just 1000 copies of each. You can view the covers online at Puffin now, but you won’t be able to order them before 2nd September.
Founded just five years after Penguin, Puffin is celebrating seventy years of publishing. Puffin by Design, written by Phil Baines (who also wrote Penguin by Design) offers a visual history of the publishing house over that period.
Puffin was founded with the aim of producing affordable, well illustrated books for children. This book features 500 of the imprint's most memorable covers and traces the development of their list, from titles designed to explain the then ongoing Second World War to children, to publishing much loved kids classics, such as Stig of the Dump, Mary Poppins and Watership Down in their paperback format. It also looks at their work with illustrators like Shirley Hughes.
A fascinating read, that's sure to remind you of some childhood favourites, the book costs £14 from Amazon