The British branch of the New York-based publishing house HarperCollins, its non-fiction arm William Collins, and the London-based publisher 4th Estate announced a new collaboration a few days ago. The project has been launched with a brand new publication that brings in a collection the eight most significant modern classics of recent times.
Among the selected titles are Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, No Logo by Naomi Klein, Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, Wild Swans by Jung Chang and Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith. These are classic texts that shed light on the human experience enriched by a simple and brilliant design by artist Jo Thomson.
The new editions bring with them a new series of covers decorated with contrasting colours and timeless graphics. Each book has its own unique colour palette and also tells something of the story it represents through its shapes and designs.
The eight volumes from HarperCollins will be available for purchase from 13 May 2021. Preview the covers here and visit the official website to keep up to date with the sale.