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Monday, December 04, 2006

User-Created: My Penguin Book Covers by You

In attempts to make the classics relevant in an age of Powerpoint and SMS, Penguin Publishing has launched the MyPenguin series. Touted as "Books By The Greats, Covers By You" these books feature blank covers to which the owner is invited to draw his or her own cover. .

Penguin also asks us to send scans of our covers to an online gallery here

Titles to-date include Meditations: Marcus Aurelius, Crime and Punishment: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Magic Tales: The Brothers Grimm, The Waves: Virginia Woolf, The Picture of Dorian Gray: Oscar Wilde, Emma: Jane Austen.

via PSFK


Piers Fawkes said...

Whoa - what's up with the absent link? You take the photo but you can't put a hyper link? Poor show.

AKI SYSTEMS 2600 said...

oops, sorry for missing the link. thought i placed it on there in the rush to get back to work. repaired.

Lachlan said...

Interesting - I've always had a fetish for the old classic 'orange+penguin' look on Penguin books. But they're bloody hard to get. I wonder if they'd let me submit an image of their own old covers.... or would they claim copyright?!?