Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Back to the Good Stuff

Turning back to the good stuff, this is just a brief post to direct you towards this flickr set by book designer Paul Buckley. He has put up all of the covers (both front and full, including French flaps) for the complete set (so far) of Penguin's Graphic Classics books, where great works of literature get covers designed by some of the best comics artists currently working. Here's a taste--click for bigger, legible versions.

Edith Wharton covered by Jeffrey Brown.

Mark Twain covered by Lilli Carré (previously discussed here).

Shirley Jackson covered by Thomas Ott.

Herman Melville covered by Tony Millionaire.

Ken Kesey covered by Joe Sacco.

Franz Kafka covered by Sammy Harkham (previously discussed here).

Really, go and look at them in all their glory. They are a fantastic, beautiful set of books.

5 comments:

straight from the den said...

these are great! quite a different feeling from some trends in illustrative cover design.

enjoy your blog, the Tutis covers do not fail to make me giggle! at first i thought you must be doing them yourself...

Will said...

It's great to finally see all of these together. I look forward to Penguin's next deluxe batch.

Ben said...

Getting Tony Millionaire to draw Moby Dick was an inspired decision... I've always been a fan of his, but got to the point a few years ago where I realised I was reading his comics more for the increasingly exquisite renderings of sailing ships and Victorian paraphenalia than for the humour & characters...

JRSM said...

Seeing all of these covers together really is amazing. Ben, I know exactly what you mean about Tony Millionaire--his drawings are quite beautifully done, no matter what story is going on around them.

Laura@popdesign said...

What a nice idea! A refreshing change from the usual cover styles.