Penguin UK Sherlock Holmes
A couple of weeks ago, Penguin UK issued a new paperback edition of Sherlock Holmes in the Red Classics series, designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Surprisingly, most of them have already been released in Canada, and the entire series will be available over here as of 1st May 2008.
[Click on a cover for the full size image]
The designer had the following to say about the concept:
Many people will have a fixed set of ideas about Holmes and I wanted to confound these expectations and show that there’s more to the character. The vibrant, two-tone covers use typefaces that evoke the Victorian era and an early cinema poster aesthetic emphasises the adventure and excitement of the stories.
I gotta say, at $10.99 each (which is a good price when you consider that they sell for £6.99 in Britain), these look like a heck of a lot of fun!