My boyfriend of several years, Justin Schultz, is a (extremely talented if I do say so myself) freelance graphic designer and illustrator and having been living with him for the past few years I’ve come to genuinely appreciate all things graphic design related.
Typography is one thing that’s really grabbed my attention since Justin and I have been together. In my opinion it really takes talent to make single letters eye catching and noticeable while also being legible.
That being said, when I first saw that Penguin was putting out this Drop Caps series my eyes lit up quite bright. This is some of the prettiest typography I’ve come into contact with in the book world. They are putting out a book for every letter of the alphabet, all of which are great classic novels.
Here is what has been published thus far:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
This series is a great way to build a library of the classics that look amazing on your shelf.Written by Zita