by English Muse

So, here’s my latest obsession: UK Penguin’s (Red) Editions….
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I love the text snippets on the covers. It makes the classics seem so current and, well, sexy.

You can see the entire set on the UK Penguin website.

It’s for a good cause: a portion of the money raised from the sale of the books goes to help fight AIDS in Africa.

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25 Responses to “Penguin Classics (Red) Editions”

  1. April says:

    Wow, those are SEXY, you're right.

  2. vanessa joie says:

    Oh wow. I love these!

  3. Brian Miller says:

    very cool. had not seen these yet…

  4. min it says:

    Yes it has a completely new image but with the remind of the past, natural forms on the text, like modernism, arts and crafts…
    (I will check on the librery, thanks for sharing…)

  5. Lisa says:

    These are definitely worth obsessing about! I love them and love the classics too :-)

  6. Tonia says:

    Just want to grab that Vanity Fair off the screen: the entire book summed up in 3 beautifully illustrated little words!

  7. Breenuh says:

    These. Are. Fantastic.

    I want posters of them!

  8. The above fore-mentioned. says:

    They look so richly decadent and you are right – sexy. I love Penguin, they know what book lovers love.

  9. Kristin Hjellegjerde says:

    How incredibly inviting! I am getting on that band waggon:) Gorgeous new covers!

  10. Avid Reader says:

    These are fantastic!

  11. Anna says:

    The beauty of the typed word, the glory of classic and (not so classic) fonts, all in all a victory of the conventional book!!!
    A treasure not only to read, but also to look at, to have!!!

  12. Kris says:

    love this typography!

    I have some earrings up for grabs on my blog. Check it out!

  13. Cassandra Marie says:

    Very sexy indeed.

  14. A Little Yellow Button says:

    Oh, what a fabulous discovery! I love collecting books with witty and tasteful covers. They add that interest factor. :)


  15. mme. bookling says:

    sexy indeed. love!

  16. Daydream Lily says:

    really liking all the different fonts theyve used too. very modern and stylish. great find lovely!

  17. Casee Marie says:

    These are so fantastic! I love seeing classics get updated covers. They look so fresh and still timeless. (:

  18. TheBeautyFile says:

    Oh, I LOVE these!! The House of Mirth was one of my faves in college! These are so pretty!

  19. Anna says:

    in love.
    i want these poster size!

  20. RMP says:

    But they are sexy….the classics are forever current and eternally sexy…

    the more we change, the more we stay the same…


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  22. Claire says:

    Gasp! These are gorgeous! Talk about judging a book by its cover :)

  23. Emily D. says:

    LOVE! They're just the prettiest things I ever did see. THe Vanity fair cracks me up, but I think the Dostoyevsky is m'fave.

  24. Divas and dreams photography blog says:

    Fabulous and great inspiration!!

    Love your blog :-)



  25. Sharon says:

    Wow! Penguin has some really nice designs!

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