Vintage Replicas and an Homage from Coralie Bickford-Smith

This week we have received new editions from Penguin and Calla of classics in literature packaged in beautiful vintage designs.  Last year Calla editions, a division of Dover, started producing replicas of illustrated first editions of some of our favorite books, including Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination illustrated by Harry Clarke, and East of the Sun West of the Moon illustrated by Kai Nielson. The print quality of these books is phenomenal, in fact, better than the originals. This year, Penguin began working with designer Coralie Bickford-Smith to produce a series of hardcover classics modeled after vintage hardcover editions.  The result from both of these publishers is amazingly beautiful. Check out the image gallery below, and out this interview with Coralie to learn a little more about her amazing book designs.

Penguin Hardcover Classics are $20
Calla Editions Illustrated Reproductions range from $30-$45


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.