My Antonia: Drop Caps

Author:   Willa Cather ,  Jessica Hische
Publisher:   Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN:  

9780143123156


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   12 December 2012
Format:   Hardback
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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers-featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectable hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. Art-directed by Paul Buckley, the series features unique art by Jessica Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to a Wes Anderson film to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, Penguin Drop Caps debut with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My ntonia. C is for Cather. My ntoniais considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent, the narrative follows Antonia Shimerda, a pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the country, inspiring a childhood friend, Jim Burden, to write her life story. The novel is important both for its literary aesthetic and as a portrayal of important aspects of American social ideals and history, particularly the centrality of migration to American culture.

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Author:   Willa Cather ,  Jessica Hische
Publisher:   Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint:   Penguin USA
Dimensions:   Width: 12.70cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 19.70cm
Weight:   0.362kg
ISBN:  

9780143123156


ISBN 10:   0143123157
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   12 December 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Winner of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books<br><br>Praise for Penguin Drop Caps: <br><br> Vibrant, minimalist new typographic covers.... Bonus points for the heartening gender balance of the initial selections. <br> --Maria Popova, Brain Pickings <br><br> 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. <br> --Rex Bonomelli, The New York Times <br><br> Drool-inducing. <br> -- Flavorwire <br><br> Classic reads in stunning covers--your book club will be dying. <br> -- Redbook


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WILLA CATHER was born in Virginia in 1873 and raised on a Nebraska ranch. Known for her beautifully evocative short stories and novels about the American West, Cather became the managing editor for McClure's Magazine in 1906 and lived for forty years in New York City with her companion Edith Lewis. In 1922 Cather won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, the story of a Western boy in World War I. In 1933 she was awarded the Prix Femina Americaine for distinguished literary accomplishments. She died in 1947. 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, and can otherwise be found in airplanes en route to speaking engagements.

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