Thursday, April 5

Judging a book by its cover: Penguin's 30 Essentials get a new look

Last year, for a round of questions in a quiz for a local book festival, I'm afraid I ignored copyright law completely - apologies to all -  and Photoshopped off the titles and authors of 10 books. You had to identify each just from the artwork. 

Penguin have revisited 30 classics or Essentials from their backlist and let a heady roster of designers, illustrators and artists loose on them. What a dream project! As you'd imagine with so many executions, there are some exquisite designs, some so-so but all are interesting, if only in a WTF fashion. Kudos to Penguin for the effort and starting the debate: are these the 30 Essentials? And which is your fav?  Penguin Essentials - Penguin Books