Penguin and Pelican books, we all know them as the inexpensive paperback books that we used for our high school and college English courses.

Some people in the design world have been drawing attention to those paperbacks that most of us didn’t think much about. As a start, a good website to take a look at a collection of Penguin covers spanning several years is designer Joe Kral’s flickr page. If you like what you see and want to know more, there are a few books devoted to the subject.