So many books, so little time
I’ve always believed book covers to be the ultimate in packaging design, and this was highlighted by a recent browse in a bookshop, killing time whilst waiting for a friend. Just think about it: within every book is a small universe of ideas, characters, triumphs and heartbreaks just waiting to be discovered. When presented with thousands of options, the average book-lover can feel inspired and overwhelmed – but always in a good way.
With this in mind, I was glad to read that Penguin Random House Children had commissioned a new collection of redesigned Beatrix Potter classics, to celebrate 150 years since her birth. It’s always refreshing to see innovation, but in the case a childhood classic, there’s a risk of offending the purists who hold Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck close to their hearts. But after all, isn’t that what literature is all about- change, evolution, and always engaging a new audience?