I love books. And I love pretty books even more! One of my all time favourite Penguin book designers is Coralie Bickford-Smith. She also was the genius behind the Sherlock Holmes covers I blogged about a few months ago.
The next book on my reading list is The Great Gatsby (coincidently following Great Expectations – any other “Great” books I should read next?) and she has designed the most beautiful covers for this book. Part of a series of F. Scott Fitzgerald novels, she designed the most stunning Art Deco-inspired covers that made me want to buy the entire set just because they were gorgeous. I had to have at least one, so I went with the Fitzgerald most familiar to me.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby