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David Pelham’s Fantastic Vintage Penguin Book Covers

There’s no debating that David Pelham’s cover for the Penguin Books UK paperback edition of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange is iconic — that cog-eyed face is impossible to forget. But the British illustrator was far from a one-hit wonder; in fact, he was also responsible for a slew of other classic covers. Boing Boing tipped us off to a few of Pelham’s other greatest hits, from his clever, blood-spotted design for Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood to a beautiful box set of J.G. Ballard books. Travel back in time with our slideshow of his work, and let us know which paperback is your favorite in the comments.

Image credit: David Pelham

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