March 29 2011 Tuesday at 05:03 PM

Penguin Threads

Penguin Books just announced an upcoming series of re-issued classics called "Penguin Threads" with embroidered covers illustrated by Jillian Tamaki. They are breathtaking. Amazon already has all three titles that she did available for pre-order: Emma, Black Beauty and The Secret Garden.

Major kudos to publisher Penguin Books for such a beautifully art-directed and realized series of covers. (They're embossed to mimic the 3-D feel of embroidery.) Tamaki did an astonishing job of needlework. See the bow? Did you notice the gradations of pink where it curves? And, I absolutely love the multi-colored hair. Modern, sweet, beautiful. Inspired. There are more images via TheAtlantic.com

Related: Penguin Books Stitched Cover: Great Expectations

Embroidery As Art: Jillian Tamaki

Thanks, Amanda!