Pelican Book Covers - The Underachieving School 1969 Wooden Poster
Known for their classic pocketable paperbacks, Penguin and Pelican publishing companies also were behind some of the more era-defining book covers of the 60's and 70's. We decided to turn those covers into beautiful wooden posters.
After teaching in private schools for many years John Caldwell Holt wrote his first two books, How Children Fail, and How Children Learn. He became a vocal advocate for school reforms, and wrote several more books about education theory and practice, including alternative forms and many social issues relating to the education system. Eventually he decided school reform was impossible, and changed his focus to homeschooling. He started America's first magazine dedicated to the subject, Growing Without Schooling, in 1977.
This is a cover designed by Germano Facetti for the book "The Underachieving School" that was published in 1960 by Pelican Books.
*Each sign is handcrafted individually, so keep in mind that the final result may vary slightly.
To be technical...
- Size: 29x36cm
- Thickness: 7mm
- Material: Recycled Wood (MDF)