Book of the Month Clutch

Don’t be fooled, these are not your average classic books.

Kate Spade has introduced her Book of the Month Clutch bag series. There are only three ‘books’ in the series and each boasts as being a mini work of art. They are crafted with hand drawn elements and colourful collage, including spine and back cover with back cover copy.

If you leave this purse unattended at your next event, it might just be mistaken for the book it masquerades.

I personally don’t like the cover art they chose to depict these classics, but what do you think?  Also, at 325$ a purse, I unfortunately won’t be sporting one of my favorite classics, The Great Gatsby, anytime soon.

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From the page to the life’s stage: week 4

Penguin Classics Hardcover Books

Penguin and their fabulous classic cover re-designs…again!

To the left is an image of two cloth bound series of Classic Literature books released by Penguin in 2008, and designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.  The concept behind these covers is pattern design and each cover follows a different geometrical pattern. In turn, every pattern speaks to the novel’s atmosphere, themes, or period that it was written.

Coralie Bickford-Smith’s favourite design: Crime and Punishment (the third last book on the second row, red and beige).

Check out Coralie‘s website for other stunning cover re-designs, or stay tuned to my blog for more of her work coming soon!

See the From the Page to the Life’s Stage tab for a list of titles available in this series.

These books are available in Chapters/Indigo/Coles stores for $12.99.

Click here to find a cool desktop background using these books!