Beatrix Potter books get a 21st century makeover

BP1The five covers vary enormously in style though what seems obvious is a desire to make Peter Rabbit et al seem cool and youthful in a way that Potter’s original drawings possibly no longer are. “When designing the cover for Peter Rabbit, we started by imagining Peter today – what would he be like?” say Cats Brothers in a text from the designers which is featured on the opening page of the book. “Well he’d be naughty, streetwise and incredibly cool, of course.”The Fashion Designer Collection will be published on July 7 by Penguin Random House Children’s, priced £6.99 each. You can order copies now here.

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