Friday, September 04, 2009

Saturday Photohunt - Orange


From the first set of ten paperbacks, which included A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, published by Penguin in 1935, its fiction could be easily identified by its orange spine and bird logo. These days just the penguin remains.


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21 comments:

jams o donnell said...

I'm glad to say that our bookshelves still have a lot of orange on them! Great take on the theme Liz

Colin Campbell said...

I had a lot of orange spines like that. All lost now in my world travels. Clever and orangeinal take on the theme.

Annie said...

What a cool collection. I love books. Great take on the theme!

Carver said...

I like the way you used orange fonts as well as the photo with the stack of orange spine books. Great idea for the theme.

Starnitesky said...

Great take on the theme - I have plenty of books with the familiar orange spine.

Bonggamom said...

Wow, you've got original editions from Penguin Books! Take care of those, they could be worth something :)


PS, I'm back on the hunt! http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2009/09/photohunt-orange.html

CherryPie said...

Ahh that brings back memories :-)

ancient one said...

Orange turned out to be harder to find than I thougt... Love your idea...

YTSL said...

Miss those orange spines and get the feeling you do too, Liz!

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! You sure read a lot. I only does that when I want to sleep :P

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stan said...

Yes! I have a couple of these orange-spine penguin books too!

Life Ramblings said...

what a great collection of books and perfect for the theme.

nick said...

Those orange Penguins were very distinctive. So were the green Virago titles with the apple logo. I also liked the old Women's Press titles with the iron and the slogan "Steaming ahead".

James Higham said...

Back to the old days of orange.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ah! You're a book lover! Neat collection in orange.

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

Oh yes, I remember those orange spines. Great choice! Happy weekend to ya!

sammawow said...

What an interesting post - I didn't know about the orange spines on the Penguin books! Great take on the orange theme!

marta said...

I love the unique subject you choose for this week's theme. I remember some of the Penguins from the '70s but never bought too many.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Yes, you're right...my Penguins are cream spined. I remember the orange ones...sigh...nostalgia is rife nowadays.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Why have you got "The trouble with Lichen" twice?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Great idea for the theme. I've got a lot of those too - proper paperbacks.