I am so excited, because today I am driving to Harrisburg, PA to hear Jessica Hische speak—in one of her only speaking engagements in the United States this year! The best part? She’ll be signing copies of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” from the Penguin Drop Caps series, which she designed—so, hopefully I’ll get both an autograph and a photo :)
In case you havent heard, Penguin Drop Caps is a series of twenty-six collectible hardcover editions of fine works of literature, each featuring on its cover a specially commissioned illustrated letter of the alphabet by type designer, Jessica Hische. Each gift-sized book features a foil-stamped case and a decorative color stain on all three paper edges. As a whole, the series design encompasses a rainbow-hued color spectrum across all twenty-six book spines. The Penguin Drop Caps debuted with titles A through F, G through L are set to debut April 30th, and the rest of the books are set to be released in sets throughout the year. They are selling for roughly $13 and up on Amazon, and if you’re up for visiting a book store, Barnes and Nobles has them for $16 and up.
p.s. If you follow me on Twitter—@svetsxpres, I’ll be tweeting from the event tonight!