Opaline: Penguin Classics Couture & Clothbound Series

8.28.2009

Penguin Classics Couture & Clothbound Series


Design*Sponge is one of our favorite daily reads, and through them we learned that Penguin books will soon offer cloth-bound issues of their classics.

So we popped over to Penguin Classics for more details and discovered that fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo is doing some super-chic covers for their new Couture Classics series. Penguin explains:

He 'dresses' three of our beloved classics—Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and The Scarlet Letter—in couture-inspired book designs. Please, judge our books by their covers.
Love those. But we really can't wait to settle in with a mug of tea and their new cloth-bound series (below) once the weather cools down.


Cover artist Coralie Bickford-Smith picked some inventive images to represent their books, and we especially liked the clocks on Oliver Twist, the chairs on Emma and the pink flamingos for Alice in Wonderland.

Couture classics series @ Penguin, $16 or Amazon,$11
The clothbound series will be available soon @ Anthropologie and UO.
The embossed hardcover series, also designed by Bickford-Smith, can be pre-ordered @ Amazon, $14. (Scroll down to see all titles.)

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