When you’re brainstorming, do you consider your favourite quotes/passages/characters and then choose an image that relates? Do you consider important themes? Does it change based on the book and how you’re feeling that day? Coralie: Yes, I consider all these things when coming up with a motif or icon for the cloth classic book covers. I am always trying to do something that is not the obvious and has a connection with the text or the author. It has changed as I have progressed the series, from fabric designs popular with the era the book was written to certain objects or a just a pattern that portrays a certain theme or emotional response. Each time my approach to design is slightly different. I want to keep the series fresh and visually exciting. (via Coralie Bickford-Smith: Artist Interview & Giveaway | Gimme Some Reads)

Speaking of all aspects, I was particularly drawn to the matching bookmarks included with the Fitzgerald books — was that your idea? Coralie: Yes it was my idea, always pushing production budgets that bit further… (via Coralie Bickford-Smith: Artist Interview & Giveaway | Gimme Some Reads)

Speaking of all aspects, I was particularly drawn to the matching bookmarks included with the Fitzgerald books — was that your idea? Coralie: Yes it was my idea, always pushing production budgets that bit further… (via Coralie Bickford-Smith: Artist Interview & Giveaway | Gimme Some Reads)

Coralie Bickford Smith. Coralie has designed fabulous patterned covered for the Penguin English Library, Cloth bound Classics, Penguin Great Food, F Scott Fitzgerald (via print & pattern: BOOK DESIGN - coralie bickford smith)

Coralie Bickford Smith. Coralie has designed fabulous patterned covered for the Penguin English Library, Cloth bound Classics, Penguin Great Food, F Scott Fitzgerald (via print & pattern: BOOK DESIGN - coralie bickford smith)

Coralie Bickford Smith. Coralie has designed fabulous patterned covered for the Penguin English Library, Cloth bound Classics, Penguin Great Food, F Scott Fitzgerald (via print & pattern: BOOK DESIGN - coralie bickford smith)

Coralie Bickford Smith. Coralie has designed fabulous patterned covered for the Penguin English Library, Cloth bound Classics, Penguin Great Food, F Scott Fitzgerald (via print & pattern: BOOK DESIGN - coralie bickford smith)

The Penguin English Library series has become part of The Penguin Collection which is printed and made by Easy Art. Penguin have teamed up with Easy Art and released the first twenty Penguin English Library covers as framed prints or canvases. (via The Penguin Collection — Coralie Bickford-Smith)

The Penguin English Library series has become part of The Penguin Collection which is printed and made by Easy Art. Penguin have teamed up with Easy Art and released the first twenty Penguin English Library covers as framed prints or canvases. (via The Penguin Collection — Coralie Bickford-Smith)

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