Making our bookshelves prettier one cloth-bound book at a time, Coralie Bickford-Smith is known for her beautiful cover designs. The Penguin Books cover designer has turned out yet another stunning set of book covers, illustrating F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works in eye-catching patterns and metallics. I can’t wait to get them! For some other examples of Coralie’s work, check out the posts here and here. Or go straight to her website. You can also shop her other titles here. Happy hunting!
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It’s no secret that I like pretty books (see here and here). So I was obviously delighted to find that Faber & Faber has released another beautiful set of hardbacks. The six poetry books from the Faber Poetry Collection 2010 are:
- Ariel by Sylvia Plath (cover illustration by Sarah Young)
- Dart by Alice Oswald (cover illustration by Jonathan Gibbs)
- Kid by Simon Armitage (cover illustration by Peter Clayton)
- Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis by Wendy Cope (cover illustration by Ed Kluz)
- Nil, Nil by Don Paterson (cover illustration by Charles Shearer)
- The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin (cover illustration by Michael Kirkman)
I’m thrilled to share that the White’s Books Fine Edition of Sherlock Holmes: His Greatest Cases is now available in the US. Wouldn’t it make a beautiful gift? My dad loves Sherlock Holmes…might have to put that away for Father’s Day. In a few months, you’ll also be able to purchase a White’s Books Fine Edition of Emma — doesn’t it have beautiful cover? Pre-order now by clicking here.
You can also still purchase six of White’s Books Fine Editions published last year:
- Jane Eyre
- Treasure Island
- Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol and Other Stories
- Sonnets and Poems
- Wuthering Heights
- Pride and Prejudice
Click on any of the above links to buy, or click here to see my older post on the first six books.
I’m a big fan of Coralie Bickford-Smith‘s cover designs (earlier this year I pointed out some of her great designs). Today I’m extra excited to show off these cloth-bound classics that Coralie designed for for Penguin. I heard about them this morning via design*sponge, where you can also find an interview with Coralie. The series just became available in the US. Wouldn’t they make great gifts?
I’ve been drooling over Faber’s gorgeous 80th anniversary poetry covers ever since spotting them on designsponge last week. Illustrators and printmakers were commissioned for the covers of six new editions of twentieth-century poetry (by W.B. Yeats, W.H. Auden, Sylvia Plath, John Betjemen, T.S. Eliot, and Ted Hughes) and the woodcut and linocut results on the covers and matching endpapers are just beautiful. I recently started dabbling in linocuts and found these to be fantastic inspiration. Visit FaceOut Books for a great description of project designer Miriam Rosenbloom’s process, including how themes, artists, and unifying elements were chosen. I’d think they’d make beautiful gifts. Poetry of WH Auden, poems selected by John Fuller, cover by Paul CatherallPoetry of Sylvia Plath, poems selected by Ted Hughes, cover by Peter LawrencePoetry of John Betjeman, poems selected by Hugo Williams, cover by Joe McLarenPoetry of T.S. Eliot, poems selected by T.S. Eliot, cover by Clare CurtisW.B. Yeats, poems selected by Seamus Heaney, cover by Heaney Nick MorleyPoetry of Ted Hughes, poems selected by Simon Armitage, cover by Mark Hearld
Apartment Therapy introduced me yesterday to these beautiful books and I thought they looked so pretty I had to share. They are the Fine Editions series published by White’s Books, the new venture of former Penguin designer David Pearson. The books are classic works of literature and the presentation is really fantastic. Leading artists are commissioned to create wrap-around cover designs, which are then printed onto cloth using brass printing blocks. Other features: elegant typesetting, thick acid-free paper, printed end-pages, and a pretty red ribbon to mark your place.
Click on the links to buy:Jane Eyre (Fine Edition), Treasure Island (Fine Edition), Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Fine Edition), Sonnets and Poems (Fine Edition) (with illustrations by Petra Börner, Joe McLaren, Stanley Donwood, and David Pearson). Now also available are Wuthering Heights (Fine Edition)and Pride and Prejudice (Fine Edition).
Click here to read an interview with David Pearson about the project on the Creative Review blog.