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Winner of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books
Winner of the 2014 Type Directors Club Communication Design Award
Praise for Penguin Drop Caps:
"[Penguin Drop Caps] convey a sense of nostalgia for the tactility and aesthetic power of a physical book and for a centuries-old tradition of beautiful lettering."
“Vibrant, minimalist new typographic covers…. Bonus points for the heartening gender balance of the initial selections.”
—Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
"The Penguin Drop Caps series is a great example of the power of design. Why buy these particular classics when there are less expensive, even free editions of Great Expectations? Because they’re beautiful objects. Paul Buckley and Jessica Hische’s fresh approach to the literary classics reduces the design down to typography and color. Each cover is foil-stamped with a cleverly illustrated letterform that reveals an element of the story. Jane Austen’s A (Pride and Prejudice) is formed by opulent peacock feathers and Charlotte Bronte’s B (Jane Eyre) is surrounded by flames. The complete set forms a rainbow spectrum prettier than anything else on your bookshelf."
—Rex Bonomelli, The New York Times
"Classic reads in stunning covers—your book club will be dying."
John Steinbeck (1902–1968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published Tortilla Flat, he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962.
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, typographer, and web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes Magazine "30 under 30" in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s "New Visual Artists". She has designed for Wes Anderson, McSweeney's, Tiffany & Co, Penguin Books, and many others. She resides primarily in San Francisco, occasionally in Brooklyn. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This story is kind, funny, clear-eyed, compassionate, and breathtaking. I read it again and again for sheer pleasure and to remember how marvelous the world is. Read morePublished 6 days ago by here & now
Read this book since I am travelling thru Monterey as it is the location in the book. As with all Steinbeck's book, this was a good read.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
If you like novels by Joseph Wambaugh, you will like Cannery Row.Published 18 days ago by John Thorngren
Reread countless times, american classic, a must read! Same could be said for, The Stevenson Plan by B. Ternet. Read morePublished 19 days ago by James Benton
Enjoyable, fun, and very easy to visualize the area as you're reading. Makes you see how Monterey used to be. A good read for a group.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Sanborn
Cannery Row is a section of the waterfront in Monterey, California, which takes its name from the number of sardine canneries which once stood in the area. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J C E Hitchcock