I do not know about my fellow janeites but I am obsessed with seeking out gorgeous little hand made things on etsy to do with Divine Jane, so publisher Penguin’s latest venture with its Autumn 2011 collection ‘Penguin Threads’ is just a dream come true.
This is a collection of the beautiful books with covers based on original hand-sewn designs. Only three classics were chosen for the collection; Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty and Jane Austen’s Emma!
It is the first time that Emma will be published all by herself as a standalone edition.
It is one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen, and so skillfully and meticulously hand crafted that it’s unbelievable. It’s so nice to see books like this- almost bespoke in their design, rather than everything becoming digital, which is exactly what I was lamenting in my last post.
Penguin commissioned artist Jillian Tamaki to design these covers. What a spectacular job she did- they’re so cute!