Schama Low res Suffragettes

In The Face of Britain, art historian and journalist Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture, and unveils the secrets of some of the nation’s best loved works of art. In this extract, Schama tells the story of Christina Broom (nee Livingston) – Britain’s first female press photographer – and her photography of the Suffragette Movement at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Illustrated Animal Farm

2015 marks the 75th anniversary since George Orwell’s chilling fable of idealism betrayed, ANIMAL FARM was first published. Read an extract from the 1954 illustrated edition, republished this year by Penguin Classics.

The Fox and the Star Coralie Bickford-Smith

Best known for designing the iconic covers for the Penguin Clothbound Classics, illustrator Coralie Bickford-Smith has now created her first tale. Here she tells us the story behind becoming an author as well as a designer ahead of the release of her original fable, The Fox and the Star.

thinklikeanartist-blog

Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Correspondent, has interviewed countless artists. The role call of inspiration for his new book includes such influences as Ai Weiwei, David Hockney and Bridget Riley. In Think Like An Artist, Gompertz examines the habits and attitudes that unite successfully creative people, and looks at how we can apply those traits to our own endeavours.

London

After a childhood surrounded by boxes of books, artist and long-time Penguin fan Harland Miller has created Penguin on a Canvas, eleven new artworks for our offices around the globe.

Read about how Penguin design has inspired him over the years and how he followed in the footsteps of Allen Lane’s Junior Designer at London Zoo in our exclusive interview.

Continue reading

charlie-the-chocolate-factory-pmc-667x1024c

 

Celebrating 50 years of Roald Dahl’s groundbreaking Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Penguin UK would like to share a new edition with you. Publishing for the first time as a Penguin Modern Classic, this design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.

Continue reading