Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics

Penguin Classics has commissioned illustrator and cartoonist Jillian Tamaki in what she calls a dream project. Creating Penguin Classics covers with her stunning embroidered illustrations. The covers wrap around, and include french flaps. The books will be released this fall. Visit her blog post here to see larger and more images of this upcoming collection. (Via Chronicle Books via Craftzine).

Jan Halvarson

35 comments:

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Absolutely gorgeous work.

meenal @ maison marigold said...

saw them over at d*s blog too.aren't they absolutely gorgeous!! truly a treasure to keep forever! xx meenal

Absolute Novice said...

These are amazing!!!

Katie Yang said...

I NEED to get my hands on these!

iva yaneva said...

Oh, these are so beautiful! Penguin always has the best covers :)
And I am not ashamed to say I do sometimes judge a book by its cover but only when it's that pretty! :)

im zoe said...

That has to be the most stunning thing ever! As if penguin covers are'nt all ready amazing.

Zoe

http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

Hello Olive said...

Absolutely stunning!

sarah - dodeline design said...

Oh my gosh these are wonderful, thank you for sharing! I must have them!!

Brittany H. said...

A friend of mine forwarded me this just last night. (We are in a quilting bee together.) This is great inspiration! Wonderful work!

Have a great day!
X,
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Curated By Color said...

These are amazing!! Total inspiring for me as a novice embroiderer!

miss pixie said...

beautiful xxx

City Chic & Country Mouse said...

These are beautiful! Lovely colors for Spring and Summer, which I am anxiously waiting for :)

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could create such beautiful designs!

Paper Heart Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful! xxxxx

nathalie said...

so pretty! I love how penguin is always releasing new covers of their classics.

Amy Paterson said...

Oh my goodness, amazing!

Sierra said...

Those are so incredibly awesome!! They would be the perfect gift for a little girl starting school!

Stephanie R. said...

i'm in love!

Alyssa Rose. said...

I adore these - I want one!

Alyssa Rose. said...

I adore these - I want one!

BananaSaurusRex said...

Dreamy!

nicole said...

swoon.

Pepe Fanjul said...

Great work.Its very nice to see a new art work.

heather chavez said...

Oh I love this and your beautiful blog

Annika said...

Penguin does it again. These are stunning!

Iris said...

Oh, the Secret garden, one of my favorites. I have wandered around in that hidden place so many time. And this cover tickles the imagination even more.

katrina said...

was this the same publishers which ran a similar theme last year, but instead of embroidered illustrations, tattoo art? these covers are so feminine and so very pretty!

CAtherine LES VIGNETTES said...

Thank you for sharing this beauty!

Maude May said...

Fabulous - thanks for sharing this!

Cerise said...

Beautiful! I love The Secret Garden cover.

marinush said...

oooh, i'm in love! so adorable!

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Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Beautiful!

denese said...

I'm breathless by these books. Ms. Tamaki's work is simply amazing. What a wonderful marriage of literature and art. Well done Penguin.

I've shared the project here. www.plumlife.typepad.com

candyapplecrafts.com said...

That's really cool! I enjoy doing crewel embroidery, and think it's often a forgotten art. She did a good job!

becki said...

so....how do you buy one? thats the real question

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