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As usual when Penguin launches anything, designers around the world take a good look and enjoy the work. They opted for a minimalist style with a clever use of color for the covers. The colors may seems randomly chosen, but each color is attached to the original language of the book. Orange is for English, dark blue for French, red for Russian, and so on…

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Penguin will release the first 20 Pocket Penguins on May 25, 2016, with classics by Henri-Alain Fournier, Franz Kafka, or Virginia Wolf, among other big names. These books will be published in the A sized format, a choice that also brings us back in time, the mid-1940s to be more specific.

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Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic and web designer based in Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the co-founder of We Jobshare.