Dust Jacket Lust: Books by Their Covers

[dare to eat a peach?]
[submit to the lust]

Ok, DJL has surpassed herself this time. Here is the Penguin Clothbound Classics edition of The Count of Monte Cristo with a matching teapot.

Here is the Penguin Clothbound Classics edition of Anna Karenina (jacket by the ever-delectable Coralie Bickford-Smith) with some matching purple opera glasses.

DJL remembers with fondness the days when she’d match up book covers with teapots and the like. So the next batch of stuff is a throwback to those days. First up, it’s books with matching jewellery. Here’s the Penguin Clothbound Classics edition of Robinson Crusoe with a phases of the moon necklace, which can, incidentally, be purchased for real monies here. Just in case there are any lusty folk who feel like bookcessorizing is something they need to do in life.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gets the Penguin Modern Classics treatment. Quoth Penguin:

Celebrating 50 years of Roald Dahl’s groundbreaking#CharlieandtheChocolateFactory, we’d like to share a new edition with you. Publishing for the first time as a Penguin Modern Classic, this design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.
This new image for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks at the children at the centre of the story, and highlights the way Roald Dahl’s writing manages to embrace both the light and the dark aspects of life, ready for Charlie’s debut amongst the adult titles in the Penguin Modern Classics series.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has inspired generations of children and adults alike and it is only fitting that its 50th anniversary year sees this phenomenally successful tale join Penguin Modern Classics’ list of the most exciting, groundbreaking and inspiring works of the last 100 years, at the same time as Puffin Books’ celebratory golden edition introduces Mr Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his winning Golden Ticket to a new generation of Roald Dahl fans.
Both the Penguin Modern Classics and Puffin celebratory edition will be available from September.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gets the Penguin Modern Classics treatment. Quoth Penguin:

Celebrating 50 years of Roald Dahl’s groundbreaking#CharlieandtheChocolateFactory, we’d like to share a new edition with you. Publishing for the first time as a Penguin Modern Classic, this design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.

This new image for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks at the children at the centre of the story, and highlights the way Roald Dahl’s writing manages to embrace both the light and the dark aspects of life, ready for Charlie’s debut amongst the adult titles in the Penguin Modern Classics series.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has inspired generations of children and adults alike and it is only fitting that its 50th anniversary year sees this phenomenally successful tale join Penguin Modern Classics’ list of the most exciting, groundbreaking and inspiring works of the last 100 years, at the same time as Puffin Books’ celebratory golden edition introduces Mr Wonka, Charlie Bucket and his winning Golden Ticket to a new generation of Roald Dahl fans.

Both the Penguin Modern Classics and Puffin celebratory edition will be available from September.

(Source: penguinblog.co.uk)

More microchipped madness from Leonardo Ulian.

Just solder some components on it and call it electronicspunk! More bookbinding (I mean literally - how are you supposed to open those books?) from Leonardo Ulian.
DJL’s dad, who spends much of his time mucking about with resistors and capacitors and whatnot, would love these.
updownbindery:

How amazing is this? Multimedia artist Leonard Ulian has a number of new mandalas and wrapped books created using a variety of soldered radio and computer components. See more.

DJL’s dad, who spends much of his time mucking about with resistors and capacitors and whatnot, would love these.

updownbindery:

How amazing is this? Multimedia artist Leonard Ulian has a number of new mandalas and wrapped books created using a variety of soldered radio and computer components. See more.

(via artofbookbinding)

'Pilgrims' by Jon McNaught.

7 Page Strip for Nobrows ‘A Graphic Cosmogony’

Cover and excepts from Jon McNaught's Dockwood.

vintagebooksdesign:

IN AMERICA: Travels with John Steinbeck - Geert Mak
In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green GMC pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Fifty years later, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck’s home with his wife and his sat-nav Sandy. He retraces Steinbeck’s footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest, stumbling across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, he searches for the roots of America and what remains of the restless, prosperous world Steinbeck describes.
We commissioned Jon McNaught to create this beautiful wrap-around illustration for the jacket.
Published by Harvill Secker in November.

vintagebooksdesign:

IN AMERICA: Travels with John Steinbeck - Geert Mak

In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green GMC pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books.

Fifty years later, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck’s home with his wife and his sat-nav Sandy. He retraces Steinbeck’s footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest, stumbling across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, he searches for the roots of America and what remains of the restless, prosperous world Steinbeck describes.

We commissioned Jon McNaught to create this beautiful wrap-around illustration for the jacket.

Published by Harvill Secker in November.

Doveflight by Mark Hearld. More beautiful prints from the chap behind Vintage’s Cider With Rosie cover.

Bird Garden by Mark HearldNot in fact book covers, but these prints are a delight.

vintagebooksdesign:

CIDER WITH ROSIE Laurie Lee

The day Rosie Brudock decided to take me in hand was a motionless day of summer, creamy, hazy, and amber-coloured, with the beech trees standing in heavy sunlight as though clogged with wild wet honey. It was the time of hay-making…

Laurie Lee was born 100 years ago today.

To mark his centenary year Vintage Classics have published a beautiful special hardback edition of his memoir of his childhood in Gloucestershire. This edition has new illustrations by Mark Hearld to complement the originals by John Ward. The stunning jacket artwork is also by Hearld whose work is inspired by the fauna and flora of the British countryside, and which perfectly evokes the lush natural world described by Lee.

The final ten of twenty Steinbeck covers by Mick Wiggins for Penguin Classics.