Penguin Books, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of its paperback offerings this week, has changed its logo in some very endearing ways.
Evolution of the Penguin logo via The Book of Paperbacks (1981) by Piet Schreuders. pic.twitter.com/ryHEb0teD8— John Coulthart (@johncoulthart) July 30, 2015
John Coulthart's screenshot of a page in the 1981 Book of Paperbacks reveals changes in the sections around the eyes and a wobbly, "dancing" walk between 1938 and 1948, which straightened out by 1949. All the iterations are adorable (see others below), but I'm a big fan of the modern look.
‘Dignified but flippant', exploring the story of the Penguin logo: http://po.st/Penguinlogo#PenguinBlogsFor more on...Posted by Penguin Books on Monday, September 29, 2014
There's an entire universe of original Penguin artwork to explore online. If you're itching for more delightful works, take the Telegraph's new quiz on Penguin book covers, read about the logo's creator, Allen Lane, enjoy more vintage sketches used to prepare the final logo design, and, last but not least, browse through 28 books to read from the Vox summer reading list.