The Jungle, The New York Trilogy, Cold Comfort Farm, Fairy Tales, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Candide
The Jungle, The New York Trilogy, Cold Comfort Farm, Fairy Tales, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Candide
The Jungle, The New York Trilogy, Cold Comfort Farm, Fairy Tales, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Candide
The Jungle, The New York Trilogy, Cold Comfort Farm, Fairy Tales, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Candide
The Jungle, The New York Trilogy, Cold Comfort Farm, Fairy Tales, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Candide
The Jungle, The New York Trilogy, Cold Comfort Farm, Fairy Tales, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Candide
The Jungle, The New York Trilogy, Cold Comfort Farm, Fairy Tales, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Candide

The Jungle, The New York Trilogy, Cold Comfort Farm, Fairy Tales, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Candide

Penguin Group (USA), New York, New York, 2005

Description

For trade publishing, this project is about as dreamy as it gets—dead (well, mostly) authors, high-end production and amazing literature combined with the best graphic novelists, all doing what they do best. No nitpicking, no committee, no consensus, just everyone having a grand time with the material.

Juror Notes

Brilliant repackaging and repositioning of the classics. The decision to have contemporary graphic novelists and cartoonists illustrate the covers could be construed as trendy if they didn’t work so beautifully.

They’ve done it again: The publisher who gave us the paperback has made the time-honored new again. This time they’ve borrowed from their big brother incorporating flaps and deckle-edged paper. Classic. There’s more. They’ve commissioned contemporary illustrators—graphic novelists—to do the covers. This is a smart move to bring a younger audience to these timeless books.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2005
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Penguin Group (USA)
Art directors
Paul Buckley, Helen Yentus
Creative director
Paul Buckley
Illustrators
Charles Burns, Roz Chast, Anders Nilson, Seth, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware
Printer
Coral Graphics
Publisher/client
Penguin Group (USA)
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