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Penguin by Hand is a collection of six of some of Penguin’s best loved titles written by women in recent years, all with beautiful craft-inspired jackets. Designer Brenda Riddle explains the story behind creating the quilt that ended up as the cover of Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling novel, The Help.

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.

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You’ve probably heard that we’re celebrating a rather big birthday this month, but do you know where our famous covers came from? Read an extract from Penguin by Design and discover how the design of our beloved bird, and the iconic triband cover came about 80 years ago.

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We’re celebrating our 80th birthday this year. Join in the jamboree with #Penguin80.

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Suzanne Dean, the designer behind the cover of Sara Taylor’s stunning new novel, The Shore, talks the Penguin Blog through the creative process of creating this particular book jacket.

Ladybird by Design

Read an exclusive extract from Ladybird by Design, by Lawrence Zeegen, a celebration of 100 years of words and pictures.

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What do you get when you combine timeless children’s stories, brand new illustrators, and one rather mischievous little bird? A Puffin Book!

Designer Tom Sanderson tells us the story behind the twenty new covers that make up the collection.