November 4, 2011

More Embroidered Book Covers to look forward to...









Penguin has done it again!  After the awesome Jillian Tamaki embroidered book cover designs for the the Penguin de Luxe Editions of Emma, Black Beauty and the Secret Garden (now all available!) there are three more 'Penguin Thread' titles to look forward to! Rachell Sumpter has stitched some fantastic cover designs for  Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of Oz and Little Women. The designs are wonderful but equally important: embroidery gives these cover illustrations warmth, and really makes them come alive.

If you want to know a little bit more about the design process of the first three 'Penguin Threads' books check out this short interview with Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley and Jillian Tamaki.

This Monday our 'Covered in Stitches' contest comes to an end so if you are playing along please remember to post your photos in our Flickr Group in time. As you may recall one of the grand prizes is the full set of the first three 'Penguin Threads' books!  If you are not submitting an embroidery, have a look in the group anyway. I"m so very impressed with all the submissions so far!

15 comments:

  1. these are magnificent. i can't wait to see them in the book shops!

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  2. Wonderful covers !!
    I am on the way to finish mine. Still some stitches to be done.
    Cheers

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  3. Oh my goodness. I am in love with the Wizard of Oz and Little Women ones!

    Does anyone know when they will be released?

    ~Kristin

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  4. Nevermind- just answered my own question! April 24th, 2012, according to Amazon.

    ~Kristin

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  5. I will have to get some of these "Threads" books for my grandchildren. What gorgeous works of art, both artistically and literary. Thanks for sharing these.

    Jody

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  6. Wow! I may have to add another copy of The Wizard of Oz to my collection.

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  7. Is that a giant rainbow ice cream cone on the Little Women cover? Seems a bit anachronistic. But I absolutely love the Wind in the Willows one!

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  8. Gorgeous! I've already pre-ordered The Secret Garden on Amazon, now I'm going to have to order these 3 as well - I love them all!

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  9. Kristin sent me over here -- thanks for the heads up on these three covers, they are just gorgeous! I'm a classics fan, and love what Penguin is doing with these inventive, colorful reissues. Alas my sewing talent is limited to some cross stitching. :)

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  10. Those are AMAZING! I wish I could have one with an actual stitched cover. ....can I do that?

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  11. Embroidered book covers are the BEST!

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