Penguin Book Covers

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The first Penguin paperbacks were published in Britain in 1935. The timeless design of these iconic book covers is recognized throughout the world. Most people are familiar with the classic orange covers, which consist of three horizontal bands – two orange rectangles separated by a white title block. But not everyone is aware that Penguin uses different colours to distinguish the various genres of titles they offer. Here is a breakdown of the colour coding system they have been implementing for decades:

> Red - Drama

> Orange - Fiction

> Yellow - Miscellaneous

> Green - Crime Fiction

> Dark Blue - Autobiographies

> Purple - Essays

> Pink - Travel and Adventure

> Grey - World Affairs

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