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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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26 Comments:

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...)
http://minitsteer.blogspot.com/

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!

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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. :)

Always.
Anh.

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...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份............................................................

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

wow.
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...

<3

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

AWESOME!!

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 :-)

Hugs

Christina

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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