Penguin Parade at the RWA

From 10 March to 22 April 2012, the RWA are hosting the Penguin Parade which is a journey through the history of Penguin Publishing and its public image. This is in celebration of the extensive Penguin Archive held in the University of Bristol Library, Special Collections.

Bristolian Sir Allen Lane, founded Penguin Books in 1935 and now designers Jan Tschichold and Hans Schmoller guide the way through the brand’s well known appearance – orange for fiction, green for crime and blue for biographies.

Events during the exhibition include cookery sessions and children’s make and take workshops. On the weekends you can pick up a penguin by bringing along a Penguin, Pelican or Puffin book and swapping it in a free book exchange.

Admission prices
Adults £5
Concessions £3
Exhibition ticket £8 (unlimited repeat visits to this exhibition)
Friends/Under 16s/UWE & Filton College students FREE

Photograph by Associated Newspapers Ltd, Sydney Image credit: University of Bristol Library, Special Collections

Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX
0117 973 5129

One response to “Penguin Parade at the RWA”

  1. Ooh, right up my street. Will have to go along.

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