March 2, 2010

well (RED)

Penguin has done it again. Another tasteful redesign of eight classics, this time based around the AIDS awareness fund (aka RED). The traditional black band has been replaced by red, with a typographic interpretation of a quote from each book acting as the visual hit. The covers range from beautiful (the script on that Zola cover is GORGeous) to powerful — ie: The Dracula cover quote:

"His eyes were positively blazing. The red light in them was lurid, as if the flames of hell fire blazed behind them."

Holy ish man. A good cause plus typographic rendering of a few powerful words and I want to read again.

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