Vote for your favourite Penguin special ‘Drop Caps’ cover design!

Twenty-six Penguin Classics books have been selected for a makeover! Penguin Drop Caps features 26 books that have “a specially commissioned illustrated letter of the alphabet” on the cover (refer below). These designs are the work of typographer Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley.

Most of the ‘Penguin Drop Caps’ covers

Here is a list of Title and Author chosen for ‘Penguin Drop Caps’ collectibles:

Alphabet Title Author
A Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen
B Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë
C My Anthonia Willa Cather
D Great Expectations Charles Dickens
E Middlemarch George Eliot
F Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
G Lord of the Flies William Golding
H Siddharta Hermann Hesse
I An Artist of the Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro
J A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
K The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
L Native Speaker Chang-rae Lee
M Moby-Dick Herman Melville
N Five Children and It E. Nesbit
O BUtterfield 8 John O’Hara
P Swann’s Way Marcel Proust
Q The Greek Coffin Mystery Ellery Queen
R Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie
S Cannery Row John Steinbeck
T The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan
U Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath Sigrid Undset
V Candide Voltaire
W Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems and Prose Walt Whitman
X Sky Burial Xinran
Y When You are Old William Butler Yeats
Z The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Out of the 26 covers, which one is your favourite design? Vote at this link by 12th of September. Three most voted covers will be selected for a giveaway. For updates, visit Penguin Books (Paperbacks) USA’s Facebook page.


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