My Pretty Copy of "The Great Gatsby" and other Beautiful Books

Written By farras sepeda on Kamis, 17 Januari 2013 | 06.00

Yesterday, in my guest post for Michaela Noelle Designs, I shared my love of F.Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'. I loved this classic novel when I first read it in highschool, and loved it even more this time around now that I have an English Degree under my belt. I also can't wait for the movie! I predict that Leo is going to be amazing and that the film is going to inspire some trends in design this year! My brother and his girlfriend gifted me this beautiful copy for Christmas, and I just can't get enough of the lovely cream and bronze cover:
  I got quite a few compliments on this copy, and a few questions as well, so I thought I would share the information with you all. Coralie Bickford-Smith is the talented designer behind the book cover. She has, in fact, designed art deco inspired black, gold and white book covers for an entire Fitzgerald series, and each one is drool worthy:
 http://www.cb-smith.com/files/gimgs/36_fscottspine.jpg 
She has also created beautiful and timeless clothbound covers for many classic literature works from Penguin Classics, including my personal fave book of all time "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. Have any of you read it? Take a look at how pretty these clothbound babies are:

via CB-Smith
My goal is to collect one of each and read them all. How beautiful would these look on a shelf in comparison to your typical paperback?! I've seen the sets sold quite pricey, but you can find them individually on Amazon for great prices (around $16 a piece for many of them).
They can be tricky to find, so use the ISBNs when you are looking for them on amazon!

I just love classic literature! It's why I chose English as my first major and I love that these books fuse good reading with my second major, good design.
xox
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ps. A special thanks to Emily from Once in a Blue Room, who first introduced me to these beautiful books!
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