Penguin Foiled Fitzgerald Blog

Penguin’s Foiled F. Scott Fitzgerald series

Introduction This collection of F Scott Fitzgerald’s works was designed for Penguin by the brilliant Coralie Bickford-Smith to mark the anniversary of Fitzgerald’s death. Coralie designed the delightful Art Deco cover patterns to evoke the elegance and glamour of the jazz age depicted in the stories, with the “sense of Read more…

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Cased Classics by Peter Owen

Introduction Peter Owen publishers have come out with an interesting series of novels which feature artwork from contemporary British artists printed paper-over-board beneath elegant die-cut jackets. I love that this collection features international classics, which is refreshing for a set of beautiful gift editions. Each volume is bound with printed endpapers, head Read more…

Boddington Classics Blog

Mr Boddington’s Penguin Classics

Introduction Mr Boddington’s Studio is a luxury stationer from Manhattan, where skilled artisans jacketed premium cotton stock in vintage-y, custom artwork to create this gorgeous series of classic fiction for Penguin. In addition to the beautiful covers, they have added a ribbon marker, deckle-edged pages and coloured endpapers.  These beautiful editions Read more…

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Folio Society 1960s Special Bindings

Folio Society ‘Special Bindings’ – Complete Illustrated Bibliography During the late 1950’s a number of Folio Society members were interested in having the option to buy the Society’s books in specially bound and signed limited editions. So in 1960 five experimental limited editions were produced, to be bound in full Read more…

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