Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Classical Reverie

I was planning on doing a little feature on Penguin's Clothbound Classics, of which I have three of and am absolutely in love with. Their bright candy color illustrations are enough to make any girl who remotely likes a good ol' classic giddy with excitement. I do like my Kindle very much (and its Kate Spade cover just the same), but have a special place in my heart for beautifully-bound classics.

I stopped in my tracks when I saw these. I cannot believe I've never come across these before! Artist Jillian Tamaki spent months designing the three covers, and with perfect technique. While the actual books themselves are not embroidered (hence the $16 price tag), they do have sculptural embossing. Very beautiful handiwork, indeed.






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9 comments:

  1. Great art.


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  2. Loving this cover art (and all three are great books!). So unique and colorful :)

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  3. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment. I love these covers. My favorite book of all time is Wuthering Heights.. I wish this was available for it too!

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    1. You're so welcome! I too, love Wuthering Heights. Glad to know there's someone else out there that enjoys it! I remember back in high school that not too many people liked it. Thanks for stopping by!

      Cheers, Elizabeth

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  4. Great art, lovely blog. Visit my blog and let me know if you want to follow on GFC and bloglovin and I will follow back.

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    1. I just followed you on Blog Lovin! Your blog has some really beautiful pieces on it.

      Cheers, Elizabeth

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  5. Wow! These are so gorgeous. I absolutely love the "The Secret Garden" cover.

    Thanks for sharing these!

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  6. I have adored these for sometime. They always make me pause in adoration.

    Lisa x

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