Monday, 31 May 2010

I Don't Think These Exist as Real Books...

..but by all that is good and pure they ought to (sadly, I think they're just promo posters). They're the work of designer Amy Fleisher, as part of the 75th anniversary of Penguin.




21 comments:

C. Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

I love these! They are so original and cute. Yes, they should exist as covers. Maybe Penguin will consider it. I'd love to have copies of these.

Derek said...

These are very clever, especially that last one.

Matthew Adams said...

I would love to see the cover for the kama sutra done in similar style (but that might just be me and my kinky penguin fetish, and it wouldn't fit in with the whole early horror/sci fi theme (and somehow sci fi seems totaly the wrong way to describe them)).

Daria Hlazatova said...

the invisible man is hilarious!! although, when seen with the other three. excellent!

floccinauci said...

Where, oh where can I get these posters?

C. Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

OMG I went to the artist's website and they have a USB drive shaped like the Frankenstein pengin-- and they are available as slightly- deraged-but-I-desperately-want-them plush toys.

Wow! I might blog about this too. I simply love these.

JRSM said...

There don't seem to be any ordering details that I can find, but I want these too! And the toys! And the USB!

A Kama Sutra cover would be excellent. Actually, now that someone has actually had the great idea behind these, it's easy to think up more: Penguin could use them on the front of cheap reprints like the Popular Penguins they sell in Australia and Canada.

Allison said...

I love those, especially Invisible Man :) very clever!!

Craig D. said...

No Invisible Man plush toy? This is bullshit.

JRSM said...

Actually, Craig, I can sell you one if you like. Just send $50.

Bob Fingerman said...

Those are great. Clever, whimsical and well designed.

John Wiswell said...

Oh, this is greatness. I wish they were real, at least as posters to go around bookstores.

ColleenFL said...

Awesome! So clever.

Kah Woei said...

Its so cute! Made me laugh.

gaby317 said...

These are hilarious!! I'd buy these books if they really had these covers!

Colleen said...

These are great, yes. I also like it when the little penguin logo does something strange - I believe my copy of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber had the little penguin as a vampire.

JRSM said...

Colleen, if you look at http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com/2008/04/roxanna-bikadoroff-angela-carter.html you can see the other Angela Carter Penguin logos--clowns, executioners, marionettes... they're great.

Biblibio said...

These are, to say the least, awesome.

Robert Hanks said...

This has made my day (which, frankly, needed making). And I hadn't seen those Carters.

Much goodness on your blog lately.

JRSM said...

Bibilio & Robert: Thanks!

RB said...

Hilarious !