Crime and Punishment
Special Collections PG3326 P7 2006
London: Penguin Classics
To mark the sixtieth anniversary of Penguin Classics (1946), Penguin commissioned a number of designers to create covers for five novels. Stephen Sorrell and Damon Murray, from FUEL, an innovative design team who work across fashion, film, music and publishing, produced this binding for Fydor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. By using brown craft paper for text and covers, they wanted to create a design that echoed the tension and intensity of Dostoyevsky’s novel, as well as give a sense of the gritty St Petersburg locations and poverty described within. The book is very fragile and was issued with a Perspex slip case.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “Crime and Punishment,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7463.