About this book
The fascinating story of Puffin covers and their rich and diverse design heritage. Published in celebration of Puffin's 70th anniversary, and in the same format as "Penguin By Design", to which this makes a perfect companion volume. Over 400 cover illustrations, and a beautifully designed book, as you might expect.
Late in 1939 a chance meeting between Penguin founder, Allen Lane, and natural history publisher, Noel Carrington, changed the future of children's publishing with the formation of a series called "Puffin Picture Books". This title charts the development of Puffin paperbacks.