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More great covers and Harry Potter Penguins

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Here’s a great thing: Harry Potter books reimagined as old-style penguins.

There’s a great flickr set of classic Penguin covers here.

What I like about the Penguin covers of this period is they work fantastically, but in a very limited range of colours and set in a pretty rigid grid.

My favourite penguin covers, however, are the cookery series from the 60s, when they started using full colour wrap around photos.There’s something about them that just makes you want to rush to the market, buy everything fresh and fabulous and just start cooking.

Not only that, but inside they had great little line drawings, by artists such as John Minton, M.J. Mott and others. Perfect, perfect little books and great pieces of information design.