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More Coralie Bickford-Smith {Great Food}

Following my last post on this fantastic designer's Penguin F. Scott Fitzgerald's range, I would like you to see her book covers for 'Great Food', which were developed and selected by Pen Vogler. She works at Penguin Books and has a great appreciation for food. Here is an excerpt from Pen offering a description on the series:

The twenty books in our forthcoming series GREAT FOOD are the love-children of an affair with old cookery books that began in the British Library last year.   Here I fell in love with the way that these recipes gave a matchlessly evocative insight into the kitchens and domestic lives of such different forebears, from Tudor ‘smoar’d coney’ and preserved rose-petals to an Raj-era Colonel’s directions for ‘Mulligatunny’, and a Michigan doctor’s magpie-like accumulation of recipes for Buffalo Cakes and Indian Pudding. 

Part of Coralie Bickford-Smith's non-fiction range designs, these books draw you towards them with the lovely use of texture, pattern, colour and type. (The lettering artist was Stephen Raw.) Besides just being beautiful, they give the reader a feel of what each book contains and really capture the quirkiness conveyed in the book names. While the variation on the Penguin logo holding a knife and fork stays the same, even the Great Food brand title changes according to the theme of the specific book. Some of my favourite book titles inculde: 'Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding' and 'Everlasting Syllabub and the Art of Carving'.

These two are probably my favourites..

And they look so very pretty all lined up!

Bookcover Love: F.Scott Fitzgerald Collection

Whilst perusing the shelves of Exclusive Books the other day (one of my favourite pastimes), I came upon two beautiful, unique book covers:

I'm in love... and a little envious that they aren't my design :) They are in fact, by the very talented, Coralie Bickford-Smith at Penguin Books. She really has an incredible job! But my does she deserve it. She is extremely talented! I particularly liked the interview she did with Design Sponge. Her use of foil really makes the book look classy and luxurious, and the patterns are so appropriate for the time the books are set in, the themes of each individual book and yet so modern!

This new collection of F Scott Fitzgerald classics is truly inspiring, and since I have just recently seen the ol Great Gatsby for the first time, today I would like to honour this piece of design, and thank Penguin for continuing to make the classics appealing to all.

Even the bookmark is perfect!

Thanks to www.cb-smith.com