Emma by Jane Austen
Emma
Jane Austen
Fine Edition, illustrated by Amy Gibson

David Pearson is a design genius. Currently the art director for White's Books, Pearson spent several years with Penguin designing numerous successful series including the Pocket Penguins, Penguin Popular Classics, Penguin Reference, the Great Ideas series and art directing the Great Journeys and Great Love series. Needless to say, this man knows his stuff when it comes to designing visually beautiful covers for books. It's hard to say which cover is more beautiful. As you scroll down the page you'll fall in love again and again.

Although Pearson did not design all of the covers for White's Books, except for the Sonnets and Poems by William Shakespeare, he certainly was involved with the process, including doing all of the typesetting and layout work. White's Books hired well known artists to design the covers for the Fine Editions series. The illustrators used traditional mediums such as drawing, woodcutting or engraving. Some of the artists include Stanley Donwood (Treasure Island), best known for designing Radiohead's album covers, Petra Borner (Jane Eyre) and Joe McLaren (The Christmas Books) who regularly illustrates for the Financial Times and The Times.

The Fine Editions series books have decorated cloth bindings instead of dust jackets. The color printed endpapers extend the cover design inside and the pages are sewn in rather than glued to make the book sturdier. The White's Books Pocket Classics are smaller in size and come with colored endpapers, marker ribbons and illustrations embossed on the front and back covers to give a lovely tactile feel.

Regardless of the topic, whether it be a timeless classic book like Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice or Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, any book or subject that has been touched by the hands of David Pearson is bound to have a beautiful cover. Find many editions of Pearson's work on AbeBooks, all for affordable prices.

White's Books - Fine Editions

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë

White's Books - Pocket Classics

Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë
The Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
The Christmas Books
Charles Dickens
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carrol

David Pearson - Great Journeys

The Shipwrecked Men by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
The Shipwrecked Men
by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Jaguars and Electric Eels by Alexander von Humboldt
Jaguars and Electric Eels
by Alexander von Humboldt
Escape from the Antarctic by Ernest Shackleton
Escape from the Antarctic
by Ernest Shackleton

David Pearson - Great Loves

Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan
Bonjour Tristesse
Françoise Sagan
Doomed Love by Virgil
Doomed Love
Virgil
A Russian Affair by Anton Chekhov
A Russian Affair
by Anton Chekhov
The Seducer's Diary by Søren Kierkegaard
The Seducer's Diary
by Søren Kierkegaard
Cures for Love by Stendhal
Cures for Love
by Stendhal

David Pearson - Great Ideas Volume III

Books v. cigarettes by George Orwell
Books v. cigarettes
by George Orwell
Days of Reading by Marcel Proust
Days of Reading
by Marcel Proust
Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Lamp of Memory by John Ruskin
The Lamp of Memory
by John Ruskin
A Confession by Leo Tolstoy
A Confession
by Leo Tolstoy

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