Monday, August 31, 2009

Coralie Bickford-Smith Penguin Classics: Or, Jizz in My Pants

So, I ought to start by explaining that this blog post title is a clever reference to an SNL digital short which you should see ASAP, but not with parents, in-laws, children, or people you've only known briefly. Also probably most Mormons, and some Catholics, although I bet that if they thought you were ok with the whole premise, they would be too. Just saying. Uptightness is relative to who is sitting next to you on the couch.

Anyway, after having seen this clever little video, I started using the phrase "jizz in my pants" to refer to anything really, really, amazing. I find it funny. Eg. "Did you see those white porcelain antler necklace trees at Anthropologie!?!" "OMG, yes! Jizz in my pants!" Note: I don't know if Anthro has such things, but they should probably get some.

So. This amazing illustrator and designer, Coralie Bickford-Smith (I am totally jealous of her name) has The. Most. Amazing. hardcover Penguin Classics coming out. Brighter minds than mine noticed this long ago, and Design*Sponge has fantastic pics up, which is how I found her work. Here are some more pictures from Penguin:

Oh my. You know, I don't actually have a copy of Pride and Prejudice. Well, other than the one I downloaded for free to my iPod Touch so that I could wallow in marvelousness whenever I felt like it. I'm just saying.

See? Insane. So, so pretty. Jizz in my pants. And, because she loves to tempt us, Cordelia Bickford-Smith is at it again. Yes, she is doing another set of Penguin Classics for Waterstone. Not going to lie, I want to sleep with them. Or, as one commenter on Design*Sponge put it "I want to rub these all over my face."