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Attention Book Fetishists: Clothbound Penguin Classics Are Here

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Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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The much-anticipated cloth-bound editions of Penguin classic books are finally out in the US. They are designed by Penguin senior designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. Instead of the usual stodgy painting of the author on the cover, these have clever illustrations that pick up on some iconic image pertaining to the novel at hand (i.e., waves for The Odyssey by Homer, peacock feathers for The Picture of Dorian Gray). The covers and spines are printed with matte colored foil on cloth. So pretty. DesignSponge has a lovely interview with Bickford-Smith. The books will set you back around $20 each. Click here to buy.

Titles include Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Oliver Twist, Crime and Punishment and more. These three below are particularly sweet.

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