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Judging a book by its cover

<p>Just what makes a book cover stand out on a crowded shelf? In the new retrospective “Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary (the Good, the Bad . . .),” longtime Penguin art director Paul Buckley tries to answer that exact question.</p>

“Even though we all think of this story as an energetic, swashbuckling buddy story, [designer and illustrator] Tom Gauld chose to turn that on its head and went brilliantly deadpan with it instead.”

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