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Penguin celebrates 85 years with prints by leading artists

In celebration of 85 years publishing books, Penguin is releasing five commemorative prints by some of its leading artists, with all profits going to the National Literacy Trust.

Charlie Mackesy, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Dapo Adeola, Jackie Morris and Vashti Harrison have each created fine art prints themed around “the transformative power of books and reading”, as produced by specialist art printers, King & McGaw.

Each art print will be 30x40cm, printed on matte smooth fine art paper, with a mount and a responsibly sourced solid wood frame with a smooth black satin finish.

Will Smith, Head of Brand at Penguin Random House UK, says on the prints: “From its beginnings in 1935, Penguin has been indelibly associated with design excellence and visual inspiration. We’re proud to work with the very best and most loved artists and illustrators in the world. Marking our 85th anniversary with this project is a fitting nod to that heritage and supports an absolutely vital cause.

Priced £85 each, the framed prints are on sale for a limited period until the end of the year via the Penguin Shop.

Penguin 85th by Vashti Harrison