Anne of Green Gables series repackage

I’m thrilled to share a recent book cover series I art directed at Simon and Schuster. It’s always really fun to get to re-imagine a classic and give it a fresh new face—and this one was extra special to me because the Anne of Green Gables series is a personal childhood favorite, as my Grandmother always loved these books.

There’s always countless editions of classics like these, but the Anne books all looked so similar to me—traditional images of Anne with her long red braids. So I knew I wanted to do something very different. I adore the work of Coralie Bickford-Smith (who doesn’t!) and felt super inspired by her fresh designs for the Penguin classics (maybe it’s the Penguin-alum in me!) So, I got to thinking how I could approach this series with something more graphic, but still classic. Then I found the gorgeous work of Julene Harrison , who creates beautiful and detailed papercut illustrations—and I knew this was the solution! I was thrilled that my team at Aladdin books was whole-heartedly behind my pitch for this direction, and I really had a wonderful experience working with Julene on these. Each book in the series will feature specific elements from each story, following Anne’s adventures through the years.

These editions will print both as paperbacks and jacketed hard covers, on uncoated stock with spot UV. These new designs will roll out beginning in early 2014.

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8 Responses to “Anne of Green Gables series repackage”

    • admin

      Thanks Julia! Glad you found me too! 🙂 Not at S&S any more, but still follow your work! Inspiring!

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  1. Kent

    I love these covers. I have a set of hand printed and bound Anne books these would look great on. Is there any way I might get PDF copies of all 8 covers? I’ll understand if this is not possible. These are the most creative covers I have seen for this series.

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    • jeanineh

      Hi Kent,
      Thanks for the nice words, so happy you like the covers. Unfortunately I do not hold the rights to license the images- I art directed these book covers for simon & Schuster, and the art was created by illustrator Julene Harrison. Sorry can’t be of more help!
      Best,
      Jeanine

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  2. Amy

    These are lovely! Will they be doing each book of the series? I noticed a few books are skipped..

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    • jeanineh

      Hi Amy,
      Thanks so much! I actually no longer hold my position at Simon & Schuster, so I am not sure what their plans are for the remainder of the series. I art directed these 3 covers in my time there, as well as Anne’s House of Dreams—all with papercut illustrations done by artist Julene Harrison. As far as I knew, there had been plans to complete the series with this look. Sorry I can’t be of more help!
      Best,
      Jeanine

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