Classic Penguin: Cover To Cover
About the book
From Drop Caps to Deluxes, Penguin Creative Director Paul Buckley presents a visual overview of the innovative covers that have put Penguin Classics at the forefront of the book design world Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books 50 Covers competition Since the launch of Penguin Classics in 1946, innovative cover design has been one of its defining aspects. Today, Penguin Classics remains at the leading edge of the book-design world. In this curated tour featuring illuminating commentary by artists and writers, including Malika Favre, Mike Mignola, James Franco, Jessica Hische, Jillian Tamaki and many more, Penguin creative director Paul Buckley showcases more than a decade of stunning cover designs and the stories behind them. For lovers of classic literature, book design, and all things Penguin, Classic Penguin has you covered. Paul Buckley is creative director for Penguin Classics and oversees a large staff of exceptionally talented designers and art directors working on the jackets and covers of sixteen imprints within the Penguin Random House publishing group. Over the past two decades, his iconic design and singular art direction have been showcased on thousands of covers and jackets, winning him many awards and frequent invitations to speak in the United States and abroad. In 2010, he edited and introduced Penguin 75. Matt Vee is a designer and illustrator who attended School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute. He has received two Gold Scholastic Art Awards and created logos for worldwide brands. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Print magazine, Paste magazine, and UnderConsideration's Brand New. Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and writer. In addition to the bestselling novels The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, she is the author of three illustrated novels and the editor of Ghostly. Elda Rotor is vice president and publisher for Penguin Classics. She has created and edited several series, including Penguin Civic Classics, Penguin Threads, Couture Classics, Penguin Horror, and Penguin Drop Caps.
From Drop Caps to Deluxes, Penguin Creative Director Paul Buckley presents a visual overview of...
"Over the last dozen years or so, this pioneering publisher has exploded every notion of what a paperback should look like(...) You can read, study or just ooh and aah at these kaleidoscopic pages." --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "This gorgeous collection of the most recent wave of near-instant-classic Penguin covers is the second-best thing to actually owning the books themselves." --RedEye Cover to Cover, a new book from Penguin Classics, is the closest I can get to looking at pornography in the office. --Dana Schwartz, The Observer "Beautiful, strange, dark, simple, and abstract--the covers you'll find in the book run the gamut of styles and creativity...[On Sherlock Holmes: The Novels] Steering away from the usual deerstalker hat and pipe, illustrator Adam Simpson not only created a scene straight out of 1890s London, but he includes little gems tucked in on this wraparound cover that depict an iconic scene from each of the four stories contained within...[On The Penguin Drop Caps] If there is ever a series to make a book lover itch to have them all, it's this one...[On The Pelican Shakespeare series]: These are the freshest and most appealing Shakespeare covers I've personally ever seen. I might've kept my copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet from college if they'd looked like these." --Seira Wilson, Omnivoracious: The Amazon Book Review A publishing company that certainly takes pride in its design history, this collection in particular is a delight because it's a recent history that makes it feel both current and timeless; a revamped series that has met with a great deal of well-deserved success. The book does an excellent job of laying out and explaining just how it's managed to do so in such a short amount of time. --J.M. Suarez, PopMatters Edited by Penguin Creative Director Paul Buckley, Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover delivers 288 pages of literary eye candy. Both bibliophiles and design buffs will be enthralled by the book, which features hundreds of stunning covers paired with commentary by the artists. Topped off with gorgeous, inventive layouts by Matt Vee, this tome is a must-have for book lovers. --Paste Magazine
Audrey Niffenegger Biography
Audrey Niffenegger (born June 13, 1963) is an American writer, artist and academic. Her debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, published in 2003, was a bestseller.
BiographyAudrey Niffenegger was born in 1963 in South Haven, Michigan. Then she moved to Evanston, Illinois and has since spent a majority of her life in Chicago. Niffenegger started writing books when she was six years old. Niffenegger completed her undergraduate degree at the Art Institute of Chicago where she worked on becoming a visual artist. After completing her undergraduate degree, she got her M.F.A at Northwestern University. Niffenegger is currently a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, where she co-founded the Columbia College Chicago Center for the Book and Paper Arts. Niffenegger is also the founding member of T3 or Text 3, an artist and writer's group which also performs and exhibits in Chicago. She is an alumna and board member of the Ragdale Foundation. She started making books herself by using processes such as intaglio and letterpress. She also wrote many novels which were produced on an offset press.
NovelsNiffenegger's debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, was published in 2003 and was a bestseller. A film adaptation was released in 2009. Niffenegger has no intention of watching the movie because she stated that the characters are only truly hers in the book, not in the movie. Niffenegger originally conceptualized The Time Traveler's Wife as a graphic novel but realized that the time travel would be difficult to capture in visualizations. In March 2009, Niffenegger sold her second novel, a literary ghost story called Her Fearful Symmetry, to Charles Scribner's Sons for an advance of $5 million. The book was released on October 1, 2009 and is set in London's Highgate Cemetery where, during research for the book, Niffenegger acted as a tour guide. Though not as huge a commercial juggernaut as The Time Traveler's Wife, this book generally garnered more positive critical reviews and cinched Niffenegger's reputation as a leading novelist of ideas and atmosphere.Niffenegger collaborated with Wayne McGregor on a balletic fable, Raven Girl (2013), performed at the Royal Opera House in London in 2013, 2015.In 2009, she started working on a novel called The Chinchilla Girl in Exile.As of 2022 it is announced that she is working on a sequel to "The Time Traveler's Wife" called "The Other Husband"
Visual booksNiffenegger has degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University. As an undergraduate student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Niffenegger created her own book arts major combining etching, letterpress arts and bookbinding. Her first project was called "The Adventuress," which she self-described as "a novel In pictures". Niffenegger's second novel in pictures was titled "The Three Incestuous Sisters" which she created while completing her M.F.A. at Northwestern. These two ... Read full biography
|Authors:||Audrey Niffenegger Paul Buckley Elda Rotor|
|Publisher:||Penguin Putnam Inc|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||1 Illustrations, unspecified|
|Publication date:||Aug. 8, 2016|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||New York, United States|