Ruben Toledo Is (Re)Modeling the Classics

By Neal Comment

(with apologies to Spike Jones)

ruben-toledo-cover.jpgThe good folks at Nylon passed along a link to an item on their website about a new set of Penguin Classics covers by fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo which, according to Rebecca Willa Davis, “certainly add a stylish edge to book club mainstays.” In addition to Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s The Scarlet Letter (seen at right), Toledo also did illustrations for Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice and Emily Bronte‘s Wuthering Heights.

If you’ve been reading GalleyCat for a while, you know we’re a big fan of this sort of Penguin Classics makeover: It’s a theme we come back to again and again and again. Although we’re still waiting for them to hire Evan Dorkin for one of these gigs…