Tuesday, 21 February 2012

A memory a day - 33 - Sweet smelling yellow bellies


I've been working with students lately who are looking at Penguin Book Design and it reminded me of the English Bookshop in Milan where as a child staying with my pa he would buy me secondhand Penguins. Perry Mason tales with sweet smelling yellow bellies and green tatty coats. I suspect the penguins on these editions were those of Tschichold rather than the oh so cute and animated ones of Young but they had still seen lots of pairs of eyes! I don't think I'd have the same colourful memories if I'd read these from a kindle! Long live lovingly worn old mildewy books.

I was suprised to find you can in fact give your kindle a spray with this! Eek!

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