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Unique Penguin Books cufflinks made with vintage paperback covers

**This pair of cufflinks is made-to-order. They may not be exactly like the photos, due to colour and design variation on the old book covers, but I will happily email a photo to you of your cufflinks before posting them if required. It will take up to three days to get these made, but let me know if you need them quickly and I'll make sure I get them ready as quickly as possible**

Two little literary penguins to adorn your shirt: the perfect bookish gift for the eminent man of letters in your life, or any lover of classic mid-century graphic design. These lovely small cufflinks were created from a battered old Penguin paperback from the sixties, taking the iconic Penguin logo (here in simple black and white from the interior pages of the book) and fixing it behind a glass cabochon inside these round shiny black metal cufflinks. Presented in a little card gift box (as shown in the last picture). The vintage book pages have developed a lovely creamy colour over the years, rather than bright white.

Penguin Books, founded in 1935, revolutionised the world of publishing by making books affordable for everyone. Their book covers (as showcased in the truly wonderful book Penguin By Design by Phil Baines- very very highly recommended by me if you're after another gift idea for a lover of book design) are true icons of twentieth-century British design, and these upcycled cufflinks are my tribute to that classic style. The version of the iconic logo showcased in these cufflinks first appeared in 1949.

Unique enough to stand out from the crowd, but understated, refined and stylish enough to avoid the dreaded definition "novelty cufflinks", these would make a great gift for a literature student, English teacher, publisher, librarian, author, graphic designer or just about any chap with literary inclinations (or, for that matter, any lover of Antarctic wildlife!).

The cufflinks measure approximately 16mm in diameter. There may be some small bubbles visible under the glass when viewed very close-up (a result of the manufacturing process), but nothing that detracts from the charm of the pieces.

See more cufflinks here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JonTurner?section_id=10805284

These cufflinks will take up to three business days to make, but will be sent out as soon as ready.

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See my shop policies- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JonTurner/policy - for info on shipping times and options, or just send me a message if you have any questions.

Unique Penguin Books Cufflinks Made With Vintage Books- Mens Fashion Cuff Links- Black and White Literary Gift for Him

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass cabochons, vintage paperback book, black metal cufflinks
  • Feedback: 553 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Manchester, United Kingdom
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