Guillermo del Toro Curates Penguin Horror Series
I love Guillermo del Toro. His creativity and attention to detail, especially when it comes to his creature design, is seemingly unmatched in the film-making industry. So, you can understand why I am super excited to see he has partnered with Penguin Classics to curate the Penguin Horror hardcover series, which will feature his favorite horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal stories. The series includes: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Haunted Castles by Ray Russell (a Penguin Classics debut), Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and American Supernatural Tales with stories by Stephen King, Shirley Jackson and more.
The cover art for these first six books is fantastic. They were designed and illustrated by Penguin’s exceptional VP Executive Creative Director Paul Buckley whose plethora of outstanding cover art for Penguin is mind-boggling.
To celebrate the 13th & provide a bit of a “It’s 3:30 on a Friday afternoon & I can taste the after work drinks but I can’t see them in my hand, what’s going on?” visual distraction, here’s a bit more of our Guillermo del Toro-curated Penguin Horror series, plus a visual crash course in just why we love our Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley so much, c/o his Flickr account (where you can find a ton more like this)