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February - March 2015

An installation of vintage Penguin books from 1935 - 1970s.

 

In 1935 Allen Lane, with his colleague V.K. Krishna Menon, began publishing high-quality writing, with innovatively designed covers, at an exceptionally affordable price - the equivalent of 'a packet of cigarettes' - for a growing reading public then poorly served by publishers.

 

Tivoli has always stocked Old Penguins, but with 100s more lurking at Liz's home, this exhibit in the gallery space enables the design qualities of various series to be given more focus. The project is partly inspired by a 2005 exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, '70 Years of Penguin Book Design'.

 

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