Penguin launched its Decades series this month, with five titles each representing the best novels of the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. We really liked the covers for the 1980s series, designed by a man perhaps more known for his art (and the Stone Roses): John Squire…
The plans for the series were announced earlier this year (and covered in Design Week) and are part of Penguin’s 75th anniversary celebrations. But we thought Squire’s efforts, which hit the shops this month, were so nice that they warranted a post. Squire created a series of paintings for the covers under the direction of Penguin’s Jim Stoddart.
You can view the rest of the covers for classics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, here. They were created by Peter Blake (50s), Allen Jones (60s), and Zandra Rhodes (70s) under the art direction of John Hamilton at Penguin.
Here are the five books from the 1980s series with Squire’s covers.
Thanks to Steve Hare for the tip.