Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Winner & Cool Book Campaign & Graphic Hamlet

Thank you for entering my Courtney Summers giveaway
There were 111 entries (!) and the winning number was #10 

And now for some completely unrelated things:

Penguin Malaysia recently ran a campaign advertising some of their "unputdownable" classics - in which they painted book covers onto peoples hands. I love this idea, so absolutely cool - The Railway Children is my fave (for the artwork on the boys hand - just amazing).

I also love the back cover details - imagine painting on the text! - so tiny and detailed and exact.

If I could have a book painted on my hands... Hmm... I have no idea which one I'd pick.

Maybe Nicki Greenberg's Graphic Hamlet?
For general coolness and adolescent angst.
Plus, the illustrations take my breath away.
I just love the energy and interpretation of it.

(And now I will drown you with images b/c i can't choose just one. Click on images for enlarged details)

Love this one below: Hamlet getting all dramatic in the "to be or not to be soliloquy"

If you could have a book painted on your hand, which book would it be?

...and this is a completely different concept to getting Edward tattooed on your body ;)


  1. Thanks for the pictures! If I could have a book painted on my hands it would be the cover of The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood.

  2. This is so cute.
    I think I'd have the Ink Exchange cover painted on my hand. The Wicked series covers are so freaking gorgeous.

  3. what a brilliant idea !!!
    I think I'll choose... wow this is so hard, "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  4. I think the cover of The God of Small Things would look fantastic painted onto someone's hands. And wow at Penguin Malaysia, that's so creative of them *impressed*

  5. oh that is so cool!.

    wind in the willows would have to be my pick. i've never loved a book quite like it again! (of course i was a toddler when i fell in love!)

  6. Congrats Lauren. :) I guess it's pre-order for me, then.

    That campaign is so creative! What book would I choose? BAD GIRLS DON'T DIE by Katie Alender. Creepy covers pwn all. :P

    They have a graphic novel for The Great Gatsby, too. I saw it in my library. It's quite cute. It's the same author/illustrator, I think. The name rings a bell.

  7. Very cool concept. If I had to choose a classic it would have to be Jane Eyre, otherwise I would probably choose Boy's Life by Robert McCammon, one of my all time favs!

  8. I don't know what I would have painted on my hand... Perhaps the original all white cover of Sabriel, it was very pretty.

    But those Twilight tattoos!!! So, so, so disturbing. They do realise that they'll never come of?? Ick.

  9. Wow! Some people are such talented artist, it is amazing.

    If I had to choose one book it would be The Piper's Son.

  10. Those pictures are wonderful! Thanks for posting them.
    I think I'd have The Great Gatsby painted on my hands, or Wuthering Heights.

  11. ooo That is great! I would have The Gathering Storm by Brandon Sanderson or perhaps the Wheel of Time cover from the series box set.

    - Thanks for entering my Giveaway, I am announcing the Winner Tomorrow at e-Volving Books

  12. Holy cow, those Malaysian pics are awesome!

    Hmmm, I would have a really hard time deciding what book I'd want painted on my own hands. Maybe The Great Gatsby or To Kill a Mockingbird? Both have some great covers.

  13. That is so SO cool! If I could have a book painted on my hand, it would be Salamandastron by Brian Jacques haha I'm such a geek :D

  14. Fascinating campaign! Got my attention ;)

  15. Oh man I love that Penguin campaign!! They should do that everywhere! I'd volunteer ;)

  16. I'd have The Book Thief painted on my hands! Love that book.

  17. Thanks for showing us this Penguin campaign, Nomes - it is absolutely beautiful! (And I can't wait to have a good look at the graphic Hamlet.)


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