From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26
unique hardcoversfeaturing cover art by Jessica
It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps,
a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each
with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the
alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and
Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover
art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and
illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany &
Co. to Wes Anderson''s recent film Moonrise Kingdom to
Penguin''s own bestsellers Committed and Rules of
Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before
appeared on Hische''s hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the
Penguin Drop Caps series launches with six perennial favorites to
give as elegant gifts, or to showcase on your own shelves.
K is for Kidd. Set in South Carolina during
the tumultuous summer of 1964, The Secret Life of Bees
also ushered young Lily Owens, a girl transformed by the power and
divinity of the female spirit, into the canon of modern-day
heroines. Lily and her fierce-hearted black stand-in mother"
escape the racism of their hometown and find refuge with an
eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, whose world of bees,
honey, and the Black Madonna is mesmerizing.