Friday, 28 September 2012

Penguin Book Covers Get 'Drop Cap' Motifs: For Typography Lovers

San Francisco-based illustrator and letter designer Jessica Hische, who earned the moniker ‘That Drop Cap Girl’, has collaborated with design guru and art director of Penguin books, Paul Buckley, to create a series of book cover designs for a special collection of Penguin Classics.

The forthcoming ‘Penguin Drop Cap’ series is inspired by typography, and will feature 26 hardcover classic literature books with large illustrated drop cap motifs. From A to Z, the letters are an original series specially created by Hische for the covers—as an extension of her ‘Daily Drop Cap’ blog, where she posts images of illustrated capital letters everyday since 2009.

Each book will also have a foil-stamped paper-over-board case, and a decorative colour stain on all three edges. The series goes on sale 27 November - in time for Christmas - and a great gift idea for book and typography buffs.

Check out the first six books in the series, featuring A for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, B for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, C for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, D for Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, E for George Eliot’s Middlemarch, and F for Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.

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