To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Picador re-issued 12 of its classic fiction titles with arresting cover designs rendered in black and white.
According to Neil Lang, Senior Designer for Picador, "Originally the series started with a more rigid feel, using the same typography and positioning on all, but by using black and white to unite them, it meant that a typeface could be chosen to suit each title. And of course, I couldn't resist a nod to the classic white spine, which always looked great on a bookshelf. Every cover is different and I think works individually, but when seen together work as a set."
Aside from the re-designed cover, each book comes with a section of extra material, such as contemporary review coverage, author interviews and essays, original jacket art work, reading guides and more.