Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Three Things

If you read Design*Sponge, then you probably saw these already.  If so, bear with me.  I'm a little bit in love, as always happens when I see good lit and good design come together.

I have a hard time explaining how I feel about the Romantics and the Transcendentalists.  I refer to them for inspiration.  I really like their style and the emotion and the energy in Keats and Wordsworth and Shelley...

...but at the same time, I realize that their emotional zeal and feeling-based approach to both poetry and life can be overdone to some destructive ends (emotions are good, but not if they control us).  I love their passion but think it should be taken with a dose of practicality.

Still, my mixed feelings aside, I really, really, really, love these new editions set to come out from Faber & Faber.  I want them all, but these are my top three.  D*S is also hosting a giveaway that ends tomorrow night at ten eastern time.

Source: faber.co.uk via Katie on Pinterest

Source: faber.co.uk via Katie on Pinterest

Source: faber.co.uk via Katie on Pinterest


Belly B said...

Nothing sets my heart racing like a good book and good design. I totally judge books by their covers.

Belly B :)

Katherine said...

I keep looking for interesting covers of old books so I can make journals or sketchbooks out of them, but they're actually a lot harder to find than you would think. :(

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

hi there, just stumbled into your blog and scrolling down came upon this post.

i hadn't seen these yet! so glad you shared. i also love a great designed book cover.