Suzanne Dean, the designer behind the cover of Sara Taylor’s stunning new novel, The Shore, talks the Penguin Blog through the creative process of creating this particular book jacket.

Read an exclusive extract from Ladybird by Design, by Lawrence Zeegen, a celebration of 100 years of words and pictures.

In Napoleon the Great, Andrew Roberts takes on the challenge of exploring the life and work of one of the titans of modern history. Isabelle de Cat, had the daunting task of creating a cover that could do justice to the book and its legendary subject. She shares the inspiration and the story behind her striking design.

Normally, we’re perfectly happy to have our beaks in a book of a wintery eve, but we’ve been spending rather more time gazing skywards lately, thanks to Susanna Hislop’s astronomy atlas, Stories in the Stars. Read about The Winter Oval, also known as Orion – a constellation which contains entire solar systems – in this exclusive extract from the book.

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At Penguin we know that stories can flourish and grow outside of the book, across a multitude of new formats and technologies.

To give creatives the opportunity to tell Stephen Fry’s story outside of the written word we’ve been hanging out with Stephen in libraries, universities, tech hubs and with creatives and readers, as part of the YourFry project. Get a behind the scenes look from the YourFry team, and find out how to submit your own creation.

What do you get when you combine timeless children’s stories, brand new illustrators, and one rather mischievous little bird? A Puffin Book!

Designer Tom Sanderson tells us the story behind the twenty new covers that make up the collection.

After a childhood surrounded by boxes of books, artist and long-time Penguin fan Harland Miller has created Penguin on a Canvas, eleven new artworks for our offices around the globe.

Read about how Penguin design has inspired him over the years and how he followed in the footsteps of Allen Lane’s Junior Designer at London Zoo in our exclusive interview.

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The Penguin art department collaborated with renowned photographer Dan Tobin Smith to create a unique cover design for Mark Miodownik’s equally unique book Stuff Matters. Here Penguin designer Richard Bravery talks us through the process.

If you know a love story that's worthy of the Penguin Classics livery – download our template from here and show us on facebook by tagging it @Penguin Books.        If you're in need of inspiration, have a look here.