The first Penguin paperback was published in 1935 by Sir Allen Lane (pictured) as a part of the publishers ‘The Bodley Head’. Penguin had a significant impact on Britain it revolutionised British publishing in the 1930s through its inexpensive paperbacks sold by many mass market businesses such as Woolworths.
Timeline of Penguin book logos
First Penguin book by André Maurois (1935)
Cover design by Phil Baines
Modern day Penguin book by Anthony Burgess (2000)
Cover design by David Pearson