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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Penguin Classic Deluxe Editions

How cool is this?

Penguin Classics presents the Graphic Classics - timeless works of literature featuring amazing, one-of-a-kind cover illustrations from some today's best graphic artists. These Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions also feature French flaps, rough fronts and luxurious packaging. Look for more Deluxe Classics with illustrated covers in the months ahead!





Who did which one? Check out the credits here.

4 comments:

Ingrid Paulson said...

Its so strange that in their advertisements for this new (and, might I add, amazing) look, the publisher decided to run "Cover illustration by..." under the author name.

I love the Dorothy Parker cover, but then again, I love Seth's work. See? Its working already... Brand name recognition.

Diana Peterfreund said...

Wow... my hipster side is drooling...

essrog said...

Art Spiegelmann's recursive take on The New York Trilogy is fantastic, and it goes in the opposite direction of how a lot of Auster's work has been presented in the past x number of years - which is to say, clinical and detached in comparison (with the exception of Mr. Vertigo, another Spiegelman cover illustration). I guess I am buying this a third time ...

As for The Jungle, my mind instantly leapt to Sue Coe - where's her work lately? - but Charles Burns is suitably grim, though not instantly recognizable as his work. Not at thumbnail size anyway.

Eileen said...

These are divine.