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Faber Firsts retro inspired book covers

Faber Firsts

As part of the celebrations to mark their 80 years of publishing, Faber & Faber have issued the Faber Firsts collection: ten classic debut novels republished with new covers that reference past book jackets and the history of design in the company. 

The results are fantastic and, although they are contemporary designs, look like they've all been around for years. For example, The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk was originally published in 1990 but the new cover looks like it comes from the 1950s with a Hookway Cowles style illustration. Likewise, Jonathan Gray reworks the cover of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy in the style of Berthold Wolpe.

Each paperback costs £8 and you can see all the ten covers (and purchase the books) at the Faber & Faber website