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Penguin Threads

Commissioned by award-winning Penguin art director Paul Buckley, the Penguin Threads series debuted with cover art by Jillian Tamaki and continues with art by Rachell Sumpter for gift-worthy Penguin Classics. Sketched out in a traditional illustrative manner, then hand stitched using needle and thread, the final covers are sculpt embossed for a tactile, textured, and beautiful book design that will make truly special gifts and will be welcome additions to any craft or literature lover's collection.

L. Frank Baum
Illustrator: Rachell Sumpter
Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator: Rachell Sumpter
Anna Sewell
Illustrator: Jillian Tamaki
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator: Jillian Tamaki
Jane Austen
Illustrator: Jillian Tamaki
Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator: Rachell Sumpter

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A conversation with Jillian Tamaki and Paul Buckley (Penguin art director)

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