Thursday, June 05, 2014
Paul Klee by Insel-Bucherei
We've had the brilliant creations of German published Insel-Bucherei on the blog before and, possiblyl because R is currently in Berlin, my eye is being caught at the moment by all things German. And whose eye wouldn't be caught by this amazing cover. The publishers are (for they continue to this day) renowned for the patterned paper designs on these book, of which there are over 1000 in the series. They are the same size and basic shape as King Penguins or Ladybird books but through an amazing series of covers they have cemented their own brand among similar types of book and become a fixture even in British secondhand bookshops. There was a shortlived attemped to Anglicise the brand with Zodiac Books but it didn't take off.