We've talked book covers before. We are doing it again. This time it's all Penguin Book Covers. Penguin produces fantastic covers. I'm mad for them.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The story is gritty. It's full of heartbreak and exposes the seedy underbelly of the meatpacking industry. It's in your face. What's more in your face than a cow face?
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck
These illustrations remind me of the King and Queen from a deck of cards. Not in an annoying, 'you have to play endless rounds of Go Fish' way, more of a 'you wish playing cards was this awesome' type of way.
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
One word: Letterpressed
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
I've never read any part of the New York Trilogy. But with a cover design from Art Spieglman, I really want to.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I hate when books get stickers on them saying that they inspired motion pictures. It was a book first, don't read it because it makes you think about Brad Pitt. Read it because it's a classic. However, one look at the silhouette of those man-baby legs coming out of the carriage and all is forgiven.
If that wasn't enough to make you love Penguin, did you know you can design your own book cover? Design Swoon.