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Sun Books 1965-81
Paperback Pioneers


Paperback Pioneers
Sun Books (1965–81)

Sun Books was an Australian paperback publisher formed in 1965 by Geoffrey Dutton, Brian Stonier and Max Harris. The three men had worked together at Penguin Australia, leaving to establish a platform for local literary talent. Brian Sadgrove, who would become a leading figure in Australian graphic design, was commissioned to create Sun Books’ distinctive identity and many of the publisher’s covers during the 1960s and 1970s. This book includes an introduction by Warren Taylor and essay by Dominic Hofstede, detailing the imprint’s colourful history. Also featured are more than 80 covers designed by Sadgrove and other significant practitioners including Ken Cato, Robert Rosetzky and Guy Mirabella.

Design: Dominic Hofstede

Published in an edition of 500 copies

Sun Books 1965-81
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