Thursday, 8 September 2011

romantic poetry

Faber & Faber are publishing a new series of eight hardback poetry books including Byron, Clare, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Blake, Burns and Keats. The beautifully designed covers are made by Miriam Rosenbloom, and “draws inspiration from the classic designs of Josiah Wedgwood (who had strong links to the poets from the Romantic period) and references the historical origins of the poems themselves. Inside each volume is a set of glorious bespoke endpapers, created especially to point towards the historical technique of marbling.”

I can only say: job well done. Well done indeed. Here is a short interview with the talented designer about the books.

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