Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Postcards from the Past: Penguin Books' Iconic Covers

The other day I came across the loveliest set of postcards, which boast not scenes of picturesque seaside towns, ancient ruins or glittering skylines, but vintage book jackets. Penguin Books recently dug through its archives, selecting 100 of its most charming, distinctive covers, and printed them as postcards. Now if only the notes I scrawl on the back could promise to be as clever and full of intrigue as some of the titles they bear . . .

Thanks to the ever-inspiring Kempt for the tip.

Box of 100 postcards, $30.

Photo: www.getkempt.com


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  2. I took the liberty of translating this for you...if memory serves me correct, using traditional chinese, it roughly means:

    Thank you for your...the good experience sharing.

    I quite agree shoptometrist.

  3. Thanks for the compliment, and the translation! Unfortunately, I had to delete the comment because it contained a link to internet porn!