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Madame Bovary / Great Expectations / Wuthering Heights / Sense and Sensibility / Cranford / Tess of the D’Urbervilles / Pride and Prejudice / Crime and Punishment / Jane Eyre / The Picture of Dorian Gray

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Book Design / Book Front Covers / 2009

These are cloth-bound, jacketless hardbacks with a single matt foil stamped into the cover. The series uses a unifying grid system: each title has its own appropriate colour combination and repeating pattern. 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', for example, features a peacock feather design that picks up the book's themes of ego and superficiality, while its black and white palette suggests duality and references Aubrey Beardsley. The aim was to produce sumptuous, tactile books that evoke a rich heritage of bookbinding, while retaining a fresh appeal to modern readers; that both stand out in bookshops and have a longevity appropriate to their contents.

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