If you love books (my favorite thing to collect) and don’t know about Coralie Bickford-Smith you are seriously missing out. She’s a cover designer at Penguin Books and her designs are one of a kind. Her cloth-bound designs can be hard to come by and quick to sell out. The colors and the details in the design look stunning sitting together on a bookshelf.
These books were originally sold in the UK before coming to the US. By the time I discovered them and started buying copies, some of the titles were already out of print — I spent weeks scouring ebay to get an out-of-print copy of Crime and Punishment. (I finally ended up buying it from an ebay seller in Australia for $75.00. Worth every penny.)
Ms. Bickford-Smith and Penguin have really outdone themselves now with their newly released designs for a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald novels. The Art Deco styling and the metallic films put these books into their very own category of awesome. I can’t wait to get my hands on these books to add to my collection!
[photos found here]
(Check out this great interview with Ms. Bickford-Smith where she talks about her process for creating new cover designs.)