The Penrose Annual 1964. Uploaded by Insect54


One of my student's came in last night with 7 or 8 issues of The Penrose Annual from the MCAD Library. I had never seen one in real life and they are absolutely stunning. From 1964 on, they were edited by Herbert Spencer (who designed the one above) and they show his influence. Essentially a printers' annual, they included full-size reproductions of maps, newspapers, advertising, plus amazing uses of spot colors. A lot of generous souls have documented them on Flickr:

Penrose Annual 1958 (Courtesy Uppercasyyc)
Penrose Annual 1972 (Courtesy Unit Editions)
Penrose Annual 1974 (Courtesy Unit Editions)

For more pictures try your luck. (Attention Flickr users: put your stuff in Sets, ok?).

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