It’s been ten years since the last set of Great Ideas books was published, but Penguin Classics has returned with 20 new additions to the series
Titles range from stirring feminist manifestos to musings on happiness, civil rights, anarchy and the power of language – all wrapped up in pocket-size editions. Sojourner Truth’s Ain’t I A Woman features the activist’s speeches, while Peter Singer’s Why Vegan explores the ethical questions around eating animals. How To Be A Stoic, which collects the words of three Stoic philosophers on how to face life’s difficulties, feels particularly relevant for right now.
Designers Phil Baines, Catherine Dixon, Alistair Hall, Felix Koeberlin and David Pearson have created the covers, working in partnership with art director Jim Stoddart. As with the previous Great Ideas covers, the books are largely typographic, drawing inspiration – and letterforms – from the time period, place and cultural events each book relates to.
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