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Unique Penguin Books cufflinks made with vintage paperback covers

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 are created from a battered old Penguin paperback from the sixties, taking the iconic Penguin logo (here in a rather elegant vice-versa 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 tanned 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 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.

Made to order, so can take up to three business days before posting out.

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


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass cabochons, vintage paperback book, black metal cufflinks
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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