Monday, June 10, 2013

Penguin Street Art Series of Books Launch Event

Penguin Street Art Series

Hookedblog hit the Southbank in London over the sunny weekend to catch up with What Collective crew members 45RPM and Oath who along with Ventsa were creating pieces of art inspired by Penguin's new literary series outside Foyles Southbank store.

For the Penguin Street Art Series ten world-renowned street artists were asked to create distinct new covers for contemporary classics, producing a bespoke edition set of contemporary fiction with an urban edge that is a must for any bookworm or streetart lovers. Books in the series include Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Jonathan Coe's What a Carve up!, Nick Hornby's How to be Good and William Boyd's Armadillo. The ten artists who were invited to create the covers included 45RPM, Sickboy, ROA, ESPO, The Yok, DAIN, Barn, Agostino, Dr Henry Jekyll and Mittenimwald.

Penguin Street Art Series

Some of the alphabet book covers painted during the event, we are especially loving the spray painting Penguin's painted by 45RPM!

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Pictured below are a number of the custom designed book covers including ROA, Sickboy, 45RPM and DAIN. Our personal favourites have to be the Sickboy cover closely followed second by 45RPM's cover.

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The series is available in store at Foyles Bookshop or online via Amazon links below to each book.

The 10 books in the Penguin Street Art Series include:
The Reluctant FundamentalistAuthor: Mohsin Hamid / Cover Design: Mittenimwald
What a Carve Up!Author: Jonathan Coe / Cover Design: DAIN
And the Ass Saw the AngelAuthor: Nick Cave / Cover Design: ROA
Then We Came to the EndAuthor: Joshua Ferris / Cover Design: 45RPM
The BelieversAuthor: Zoë Heller / Cover Design: Sickboy
ArmadilloAuthor: William Boyd / Cover Design: The Yok
How to be GoodAuthor: Nick Hornby / Cover Design: Agostino
HawksmoorAuthor: Peter Ackroyd / Cover Design: Barn
AmericanaAuthor: Don DeLillo / Cover Design: Dr Henry Jekyll
Lights Out for the TerritoryAuthor: Iain Sinclair / Cover Design: ESPO.

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