Sir Peter Blake does Penguin Decades

by Modculture 7 April, 2010

Penguin Decades

Penguin are celebrating 75 years of publishing with the Penguin Decades series. They've re-issued key novels from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s which they claim 'helped shape modern Britain' and define the period they were released, throwing in some tasty new sleeves from iconic artists and designers for each decade.

Sure to be of most interest is the 1950s, with covers designed by Sir Peter Blake – including the version of From Russia with Love shown above – while the selected books from the 60s, such as A Clockwork Orange and A Kestral for a Knave, feature the artwork of Allen Jones. Zandra Rhodes' patterns grace the cover of the selected books from the 70s, while John Squire tackles the 80s. 

The books cost £7.19 each from either Amazon or Penguin directly.

Find out more from the Penguin website

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