Not sure if anyone has seen this yet, but Oh Lord! Aren’t these beautiful? Jillian Tamaki is an amazing artist and she’s done a collaboration with Penguin Books as part of their Deluxe Classics project. Tamaki created illustrated book covers for The Secret Garden, Emma, and Black Beauty. I love how she contrasts a traditional crafting technique with modern colors and images.
Unfortunately, Penguin will not be producing the covers as individual embroidered objects (I’m not sure how that would be possible without making the books exorbitantly expensive.) They will instead be produced using a printed, sculptural-embossing technique that will emphasize the stitches. They should be available at most major and indie books stores.
Please check out the full post for additional images of these gorgeous covers.