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Quantum of Solace book design

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 17, 2008

Lovely design for Penguin’s book of Bond short stories, Quantum of Solace.

Quantum of Solace book

The book collects together all of Ian Fleming’s Bond short stories in a single volume for the first time and includes stories that inspired the Bond film classics From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, The Living Daylights and of course, Quantum of Solace, the latest in the series.

I love the Penguin logo incorporated into the 007 on the back cover.

Penguin’s Great Ideas

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 02, 2008

Flickr set of the cover designs for the 3rd installment of Penguin’s Great Ideas series of books. As We Made This rightly notes, the cover for The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction is the gem of the collection.

2008 Penguin Design Award

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 27, 2008

The winners and shortlist of the 2008 Penguin Design Award, a student award in its second year. More info on Penguin’s blog. (via book design review)

Penguin is releasing a series of books

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 27, 2006

Penguin is releasing a series of books with blank covers with the idea being that the reader fills them in. The first books in the series include Crime and Punishment and Emma. Penguin has a gallery of reader submissions…send in your best shot.