Sons & Lovers


Penguin and the RED charity joined forces on a special series of Penguin Classics, and Jim Stoddart at Penguin Books in the UK, asked me to be one of several designers creating typographic covers from words in each novel. I chose Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence, with the words “I couldn’t give her up now.” You can read what you want into it.

This is painted in oils, which I haven’t done in a while, so I was quite pleased with how it turned out. So was Jim. He sent me an email that was so effusive I thought maybe he was being sarcastic.

This edition of this book can be found at ISBN 978-0-141-19544-5