Books as Objects

Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions – Nilsen, Spiegelman, Chast, Seth, Burns, Ware

By posted at 10:59 am on January 27, 2006 0

A new edition of Voltaire’s Candide with a cover by Chris Ware came out a few months ago. At the time, it was announced that there would other books in this series with covers by other famous artists, and I’ve been waiting to see them ever since. The other other day Penguin’s Summer 2006 catalog arrived, and I was excited to see that the covers are in there. I was going to wait until the pictures were up online somewhere before posting them, but it was taking too long, so I scanned them. Candide is already out, the rest are out on March 28:

Anders Nilsen Art Spiegelman
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Cover by Anders Nilsen The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, Cover by Art Spiegelman
Roz Chast Seth
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, Cover by Roz Chast The Portable Dorothy Parker, Cover by Seth
Charles Burns Chris Ware
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Cover by Charles Burns Candide by Voltaire, Cover by Chris Ware

See the full-size pictures here

Update: See Part Two

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