Sunday, July 10
Books By Their Covers
Have you seen any of the Penguin Clothbound Classics in stores yet? A few months ago I found Great Expectations and nearly died, it was so beautiful. They're the creation of senior cover designer (Coolest job ever!!) Coralie Bickford-Smith and run about $12-$20 a piece, depending where you buy. I'm really, really happy I already have copies of the books I would buy because I hate buying books new and these are just too gorgeous.
Bickford-Smith also did this amazing F. Scott Fitzgerald collection. Again, thankfully I found a nice clothbound Fitzgerald collection at a second hand store a few years ago, otherwise these would be in my shopping cart yesterday.