Friday, March 12, 2010

Cover Candy: Penguin (RED) Covers

Penguin Classics has gussied up eight of its paperbacks to raise money for AIDS relief through (RED). Each cover replaces the black band at the bottom with red and features a quote from the book emblazoned on the cover. All the designs are done in red, black and white. Below, my favorites, but see more here.

The Secret Agent, designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

The House of Mirth, designed by Nathan Burton


  1. I cannot even express how much I want both these books-- The Secret Agent for the design alone (CURSE YOU CORALIE BICKFORD-SMITH!)and The House of Mirth for both the design and the book. I only have one copy of it, after all, and it is a favorite.

  2. I know! If Penguin keeps turning out such beautiful covers, I am eventually going to own 17 copies of "Jane Eyre."

  3. *furtively hides all 17 copies of Jane Eyre on her bookshelf* *disavows all magpie-like hoarding of different editions of books*

  4. Hahaha, I just wish I had the space to house them all!