Anchor Books Covers by Edward Gorey
Between 1953 and 1960, Edward Gorey was art director for the collection of paperbacks in Anchor Books. Gorey was in charge of design, typography and, in many cases, the illustration of the cover. These covers show his gaze on a lot of classic literature, and reconnect with a collection that many would like in our libraries…
Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, & Mark Twain“The concept for this biographical book cover series was centered around the author’s place of origin, and features elements that directly reference those places. A papercraft technique was used to create a three dimensional landscape scene which would enforce the idea of the author’s setting and help achieve a sense of cohesiveness through out the series.I chose to incorporate fences and other small icons to depict the author’s life and to help illustrate what kind of environment these literary legends were exposed to and how that had direct influence on some of the most famous stories in history.”
It’s a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as “Orange Is the New Black Swan.” We can’t wait!
To mark the centenary of the First World War, Vintage is launching a unique collection of war fiction. April 2014 will see the publication of twelve works by the greatest writers of the last century, each tackling this most powerful and universal of subjects.
The series was a collaborative effort by the Vintage Design team. Each cover was designed and hand-painted in-house, with the aim of giving a bold, contemporary look to these war-themed classics.
We’re absolutely in LOVE with these new contemporary covers for seven of our favourite Judy Blume novels, all designed and illustrated by the incredible inkygirl. What do you think?
We’re thrilled to be repackaging one of our favourite childhood series—these beautiful new editions of L.M. Montgomery’s wonderful Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea are now available in both hardcover and trade paperback.
We’ll be releasing one Anne book per season until the last, Rilla of Ingleside, in Summer 2015.
Time to start re-organizing on our bookshelves :)