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Threads of Awesome

I ran across this unspeakably awesome project and I cannot stop admiring it. Illustrator and cartoonist Jillian Tamaki has created a set of stunning Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics book covers. And they are . . . well, click on over and see for yourself. She's got images up of her embroidered covers for The Secret Garden, Emma, and Black Beauty. Genius.

Thanks to Amy at Simple Little Bookworm for the heads up!

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  1. Those covers are lovely!

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  2. I want them in my house.

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  3. That is so cool. I want them.

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  4. Thanks for the link! Maybe she'll be commissioned to do a Jane Eyre cover *fingers crossed*

    I looked around her sight a bit more, and she has the most lovely portrait of Christina Rossetti. Here's the link: http://blog.jilliantamaki.com/2011/02/portrait-of-christina-rossetti-sketch/

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  5. Wow. That is true artistry! I wonder if they'll turn the covers into prints so that people (like me!) can actually buy the books with those jackets??

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  6. Those are totally gorgeous! I especially love the Emma. Well - they're all great! Thanks so much for sharing that link with us!

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  7. Wow, those are lovely!

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  8. Thanks for the link! Penguin Classics are some of my favorite editions, and I love all the nifty covers they're doing nowadays.

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  9. Thanks for the link back! I'm happy to share. :) The only thing this news is bad for is my wallet.

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  10. PS. RTB, I adore Christina Rossetti. That's a beautiful image.

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  11. Anonymous11:22 PM

    Wow. She's go skills! Now I want one. She should totally go all the way and do illustrations for all of them =P

    --Sharry

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  12. goodness, those are gorgeous!

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  13. Oh wow! Embroidery *and* books - I think I'm in love!!

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  14. I love them! Can't wait to buy them. :)

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