Jul 27, 2010

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…)
    http://minitsteer.blogspot.com/

  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!

    http://tinyurl.com/2vollfw

  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. :)

    Always.
    Anh.

  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:

    wow.
    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…

    <3

  21. Samantha Rose says:

    AWESOME!!

  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 :-)

    Hugs

    Christina

  25. Sharon says:

    Wow! Penguin has some really nice designs!

fin.
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