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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Penguin Great Loves series

Penguin has recently published 20 titles under the series title "Great Loves." I've posted 6 of my favorites here; check them all out at the Penguin site. Out of the 20, there's only about 2 or 3 that appear to lie just a bit outside the style and feel of the whole series; that the one that seems farthest away from the rest (the Freud title) is called "Deviant Love" makes me smile.

A really cool bonus: Penguin designer David Pearson describes one of the production processes employed in the creation of these covers. Fantastic stuff.

There's a little bit more information over at the Penguin blog.

Lastly, are those two penguins at the top, leaning in to kiss each other?






10 comments:

Austin Storm said...

I really like them, up until the last. It seems... phallic?

Andrew Clarke said...

It's Freud. That's the point.

raabia said...

I'm rather disappointed. The cover of Eros Unbound looks like the mangled product of a Photoshop tutorial.

Joseph said...

Raabia: It certainly might not the strongest in the bunch. As a whole, though, do you think the bunch is pretty good? I do.

Christopher Walker said...

The Kierkegaard cover is beautiful. I have too many books anyway, but if I had more money I'd definitely pick up a copy.

Also, whilst I'm here, I'd like to say how much fun this site is; I only discovered it via kottke a few days ago, and I've worked through the entire archives. Great work!

ratwind said...

beautiful as a product set; some stronger than others.

ian s. said...

yeah, these are nice. You really can't go wrong with covers like this. Very safe. Simple concepts. As a group these series that Penguin does every now and then are strong and dynamic. Alone, they crave the rest of the series. I think that is the idea. You want the whole damn thing...

sophie said...

The covers are lovely but forgettable– barring the kissing penguins.. they are great!

Ana Carolina said...
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Ana Carolina said...

I really liked them, they have a handmade quality about them, and the project it's really concise:)