Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy 40th Birthday Picador!

Happy Birthday To YOU!

To celebrate Picador’s 40th anniversary we are re-issuing some of our classic fiction titles. Among them you will find prize-winning books, books that have become global sales hits, books that caused huge controversy when published or were published to huge critical acclaim. Together they are a valuable set of must-reads. 

The re-issues are due for release in April 2012.

I came home to a gift wrapped parcel, that made me think "Happy Birthday TO ME!" (I even sang it!). Picador has truly out done themselves with the re-jacketing of their TOP Picador titles over the past 40 years! 

Each book comes with a section of extra material which historicises the book and provides a spring board for readers to discover more. These pages include contemporary review coverage, author interviews and essays, original jacket art work, reading guides, information about adapting the books for film as well as information about other books by the authors and recommended reading lists.

(From Press Release)

So as they blow out their numerous candles on a list that has made history (and Hollywood), let us take a few minutes to admire the titles!


All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Dirt Music by Tim Winton
I Write What I Like by Steve Biko
Last Orders by Graham Swift
Mother’s Milk by Edward St Aubyn
Mukiwa by Peter Godwin
Room by Emma Donoghue
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy by Chris van Wyk
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
The Sea by John Banville
White Noise by Don DeLillo

There are 3 titles I am excited about with this redesign.  I also got an opportunity to work on them.

Picador Africa 40th Anniversary Editions

Now lets have a look at the haul I got ...


fan said...

Hi, was there a whole package to buy in one go? Just found The Sea at the local bookstore and loved the design (USA)

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