Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Midweek treat: ROADS Classics designer books

There's nothing like a good book. Except when that book comes in an exquisite package of course.

They say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but these classic tales are already big hitters in the literary world. And now ROADS, a new publishing house based in Dublin, has released these ten titles wrapped in new, beautiful simplistic designs, by Irish design studio Conor & David.

According to Conor & David, each cover captures the essence of the book, rather than reproducing specific scenes or dramatic moments: "As classics, the books and associated imagery already exist in the public consciousness. It was important to step beyond this and to reflect a deeper understanding - one that is as connected to the contemporary era as it is to the author’s. Rather than acting solely as windows onto the authors’ world, these books (and their covers) should be mirrors of our own."

Each book is under £10, available on Amazon and in selected bookshops. Titles available include: Wuthering Heights, The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein and The Scarlet Letter.

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