Monday, April 11, 2011

Stock Your Bookshelves- Penguin Classics

Coralie Bickford-Smith has been designing the covers for these clothbound classics for a short while now
Some cultural necessities are losing their tactile nature. Bookshelves in the home are no longer full of books and bookstores are going out of business left and right. Kindles and Nooks are streamlined and tech-lovely, but nothing can replace the tactile quality of flipping through a beautifully bound hardcover book. Feeling the weight of a 2 pound book in your hand and the satisfaction of closing it shut when you have finished the last page is irreplaceable. Penguin is fighting back on the electronic reader revolution with beautifully designed covers on classics such as Cranford, Great Expectations, and Alice in Wonderland (designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith). Newer classics, such as Murder in the Kitchen and A Middle Eastern Feast are just as delightful.  These gorgeous covers would make any design enthusiast drool. Keep up the fight for this true tactile necessity and enjoy years and years of happy bookshelves and amazing reads.

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