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More time to buy a piece of design history as Penguin extends sale of commemorative prints to celebrate 85th anniversary

27 Oct 2020

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(Works by Charlie Mackesy, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Dapo Adeola, Jackie Morris and Vashti Harrison)

As part of Penguin’s celebrations to mark its 85th anniversary, the publisher set out to offer the public a range of fine art prints for 85 days, with profits going towards our work.

Today, upon support from generous authors and suppliers, Penguin has extended the sale, meaning even more people can enjoy a piece of limited edition design history and help us in our vital work to support the literacy of children and young people whose learning has been most affected by COVID-19.

Five beautiful prints, specially-commissioned from leading Penguin artists, illustrators and authors: Charlie Mackesy, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Dapo Adeola, Jackie Morris and Vashti Harrison, are themed around the transformative power of books and reading. They are perfect for book lovers and art enthusiasts alike and can be purchased online until 31st December.

Priced at £85 each, the framed prints are available via the Penguin Shop.

We are so grateful to Penguin Random House for its ongoing support. This brilliant fundraising initiative as part of its 85th anniversary celebrations helps us support the literacy of children whose education has been most seriously affected by COVID-19. “We are so thankful to all the wonderful artists who have given their time and talent to capture the transformative power of reading through their artwork. We’re delighted that the initiative is being extended until Christmas, and more people will be able to enjoy these beautiful prints and help us go even further in our work to ensure no child is left behind.

Jonathan Douglas, Chief Executive, National Literacy Trust
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