Harry Potter dressed in Penguin?

by Anna Blanch on July 9, 2010

A freelance cover designer M.S. Corley thought that this was a book design match made in heaven: J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and Penguin. that is.

Corley designed covers for the whole series as if they were part of the Penguin classics editions. In a small way Corley comments on the books, their significance and suggests a certain awareness of the canned/identifiable style of the penguin classics covers.

If you’d like to look at all the covers, you can do so here at M.S. Corley’s website.

This seems relevant to the discussions we’ve been having over at Transpositions about books and illumination and art and whether the art of the cover makes the book “beautiful” and is an intrinsic part of its substance or is mere window dressing.

I want to thank Nathan over at St Eutychus for sharing these covers!

Image copyright: M.S. Corley

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  • http://www.sonrays.org Larry

    Great stuff… thanks for sharing… 🙂
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  • http://www.dianndia.blogspot.com Dianna

    I collect HP books just for this reason – I love what different parts different country's designers choose to emphasize. The British editions are really beautiful, but some of them choose odd scenes – Deathly Hallows being one of the strangest choices, in my opinion.

    My brain isn't working well enough right now to say much more, but thanks for the post!
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  • http://goannatree.blogspot.com Goannatree

    Dianna, these aren't actually Penguin editions – it is just a mock up of what M.S. Corley imagines they might be like (i am pretty sure he would love if they were picked up) – but i am sure you would be really happy to know that he is selling them as posters! you will be able to order them from his site!

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