Below are some neat Classics with covers designed by Ruben Toledo. Admittedly, I work for Penguin Books, but I genuinely appreciate a trajectory of book-making that attracts new people to otherwise unseen things. (check out this new cover for Revolutionary Suicide, by Huey P. Newton)
Ruben Toledo is an artist and graphic designer, married to fashion designer Isabel Toledo. Isabel, widely known for designing Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Day dress. The Toledos are New Yorkers, Cuban-Americans, and one of the coolest couples in this dimension. They have an inspiring, creative, personal relationship which is talked about at length in this article for Harper’s Bazaar. Not to mention an incredible Atelier in Midtown that they share, live in, create things in, a place where Isabel keeps her fashions while Ruben has a studio, they make art together, mannequins, LOVE. Sigh….
Anyway, here are the ‘Couture Classics’ designed by Ruben:
If you were to redesign a Classic book cover…what would it be (consider your own definition of ‘classic’ literature)?