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Inspiration: Penguin Essentials

05.26.11

The Penguin Essentials are some of the twentieth-century’s most important books. When they were first published they changed the way we thought about literature and about life. And they have remained vital reading ever since.

Penguin design guru Richard Bravery talks about the unique approach to designing the Penguin Essentials:

“Classic (backlist) books generally take the cover approach of marrying the period of the book with the aesthetic of the age. So a 1920’s book is generally twinned with Deco styling/artists. But with the Essentials we wanted, where possible, to break away from that approach, and package the books as if they were new texts, using contemporary artists to appeal to a new generation of readers.”

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  1. 06.20.11 8:44 am

    Lolita poster is just awesome

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