I had another post planned for this morning, but I just love when Design*Sponge posts on books—specifically art inspired by books—that it was all I could think about this morning, and I had to share. I am, after all, a compulsive bibliophile.
These are the new covers for the Puffins Classics series, the children’s division of Penguin. Artist Daniela Jaglenka Terrazini did a great job with these illustrations, which completely capture the whimsical nature of our favorite childhood tales. I particularly want the one for The Secret Garden. *Adorable!*
You can find the rest of the post here. There’s a nifty iPad cover there as well, which is cool…if that’s your thing. Personally, I find it amusing how insistent e-reader owners are to point out how book-like Kindles and iPads are. I mean, gosh darnit, don’t you know they’re more book-like than actual books?! This trend is perfectly illustrated by all the e-reader covers that mimic traditional books. Now, if you want to look like you’re reading an actual book, here’s what you do: step away from the technology, stop shelling out hundreds of dollars on gadgets that will be outdated in 2 years, drive to the bookstore, peruse the shelves, shell out $12, and READ A BOOK. Plus, the iPad cover Grace features on Design*Sponge is $99. That’s $99 on top of the exhorbitant amount you already paid for the iPad. If you go my route, it will be MUCH cheaper.