Books are dead.
It’s just not happening. The advent of e-readers (herein to be called plastic books) has only served to highlight the beauty, readability and craftsmanship of paper books. And seems to be encouraging creative new releases of beloved classics. Like the delectable Penguin Drop Caps series — “a series of twenty-six collectible hardcover editions of fine works of literature, each featuring on its cover a specially commissioned illustrated letter of the alphabet by type designer Jessica Hische.”
Only $22 for some of the finest works of literature packaged in beautiful works of art. That’s how much you pay for a coffee and a cupcake in my neighbourhood.
No, I’m not on the Penguin payroll. But…I wouldn’t say no if they offered. Not that they have offered. But if anyone from Penguin is reading this…(you know what I’m saying!) 😉
(source: Penguin Classics)