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Monday, July 26, 2010

Penguin Classics (Red) Editions

So, here's my latest obsession: UK Penguin's (Red) Editions....
Picture 8
Picture 7
Picture 16
I love the text snippets on the covers. It makes the classics seem so current and, well, sexy.

You can see the entire set on the UK Penguin website.

It's for a good cause: a portion of the money raised from the sale of the books goes to help fight AIDS in Africa.

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Blogger April said...

Wow, those are SEXY, you're right.

July 26, 2010 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger vanessa joie said...

Oh wow. I love these!

July 26, 2010 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

very cool. had not seen these yet...

July 26, 2010 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger min it said...

Yes it has a completely new image but with the remind of the past, natural forms on the text, like modernism, arts and crafts...
(I will check on the librery, thanks for sharing...)

July 27, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

These are definitely worth obsessing about! I love them and love the classics too :-)

July 27, 2010 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger Tonia said...

Just want to grab that Vanity Fair off the screen: the entire book summed up in 3 beautifully illustrated little words!

July 27, 2010 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Breenuh said...

These. Are. Fantastic.

I want posters of them!

July 27, 2010 at 4:28 AM  
Blogger The above fore-mentioned. said...

They look so richly decadent and you are right - sexy. I love Penguin, they know what book lovers love.

July 27, 2010 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

How incredibly inviting! I am getting on that band waggon:) Gorgeous new covers!

July 27, 2010 at 6:14 AM  
Blogger Avid Reader said...

These are fantastic!

July 27, 2010 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

The beauty of the typed word, the glory of classic and (not so classic) fonts, all in all a victory of the conventional book!!!
A treasure not only to read, but also to look at, to have!!!

July 27, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

love this typography!

I have some earrings up for grabs on my blog. Check it out!

July 27, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Cassandra Marie said...

Very sexy indeed.

July 27, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger A Little Yellow Button said...

Oh, what a fabulous discovery! I love collecting books with witty and tasteful covers. They add that interest factor. :)


July 27, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger mme. bookling said...

sexy indeed. love!

July 27, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Daydream Lily said...

really liking all the different fonts theyve used too. very modern and stylish. great find lovely!

July 27, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Casee Marie said...

These are so fantastic! I love seeing classics get updated covers. They look so fresh and still timeless. (:

July 27, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

Oh, I LOVE these!! The House of Mirth was one of my faves in college! These are so pretty!

July 28, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger 李志吉 said...


July 28, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

in love.
i want these poster size!

July 29, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger RMP said...

But they are sexy....the classics are forever current and eternally sexy...

the more we change, the more we stay the same...


July 29, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Samantha Rose said...


July 30, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Gasp! These are gorgeous! Talk about judging a book by its cover :)

August 4, 2010 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Emily D. said...

LOVE! They're just the prettiest things I ever did see. THe Vanity fair cracks me up, but I think the Dostoyevsky is m'fave.

August 6, 2010 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Divas and dreams photography blog said...

Fabulous and great inspiration!!

Love your blog :-)



August 18, 2010 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Wow! Penguin has some really nice designs!

August 23, 2010 at 2:18 AM  

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