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Jessica Hische/Penguin USA: Drop Caps

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Graphic Design: Jessica Hische and Penguin’s gorgeous book series

When it comes to making us drool, really good book cover design still has the power to get our creative juices flowing. This latest collaboration between the incomparable Jessica Hische and Penguin art director Paul Buckley is called Drop Caps, a series of classic novels boasting the gorgeously illustrated first letter of the author’s surname on the front. It takes something pretty special to stop the It’s Nice That studio in its tracks, but there were audible gasps when these arrived this week. Many believe that print’s salvation may lie in playing up to its inherent collectibility – if many are right then this series should be very successful.

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Jessica Hische/Penguin USA: Drop Caps