For seventy-five years, Penguin has united the best in literature with the best in graphic design, creating some of the world's most recognizable books. To help celebrate our anniversary, we've chosen six of our favorite books and are presenting them with new covers specially designed by some of the world's best artists working in the world of tattoos and illustration. These striking new covers, perfectly reflecting the timeless stories within, document Penguin's efforts to bring new readers to great books.

Money · Waiting for the Barbarians · Bridget Jones's Diary · From Russia with Love · The Bone People · The Broom of the System

Money by Martin Amis


A Suicide Note

By Martin Amis

Cover by Bert Krak

Hailed as "a sprawling, fierce, vulgar display" (The New Republic) and "exhilarating, skillful, savvy" (The Times Literary Supplement) when it made its first appearance in the mid-1980s, Money is Martin Amis's hilarious portrait of one man's relentless pursuit of pleasure.

Martin Amis is the author of eleven other novels, including The Rachel Papers, which won the Somerset Maugham Award. He lives in London.

Bert Krak, a master of classic American tattooing, got his start at Rock-A-Billy Tattoo in Lauderhill, Florida, and now works at Top Shelf Tattooing in Queens, New York.

Waiting for the Barbarians By J. M. Coetzee

Waiting for the Barbarians

A Novel

By J. M. Coetzee

Cover by Chris Conn

A modern classic, this early novel by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee centers on the crisis of conscience and morality of the Magistrate — a loyal servant of the Empire working in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the "barbarians."

J. M. Coetzee is the author of numerous works, including Disgrace, Slow Man, and Diary of a Bad Year. He is the recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature and a two-time Man Booker Prize winner.

Chris Conn was born in Hollywood, California in 1970 and was a celebrated tattoo artist for sixteen years. He is now a successful illustrator and painter based out of San Francisco.

Bridget Jones's Diary By Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary

A Novel

By Helen Fielding

Cover by Tara McPherson

Helen Fielding's devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton launched a genre and transcended the pages of fiction to become a cultural icon.

Helen Fielding is a journalist and a novelist. She lives in Los Angeles.

Tara McPherson is a poster artist who has created numerous works for such acts as Beck, Modest Mouse, and the Melvins. Her art was also featured in the Academy Award-winning film Juno.

From Russia with Love By Ian Fleming

From Russia with Love

A James Bond Novel

By Ian Fleming

Cover by Chris Garver

A game of cross and double-cross ensues—with the British Secret Service's most infamous operative both the stakes and the prize—in this classic Bond novel of counterespionage.

Ian Fleming (1908-1964) worked in Naval Intelligence at the British Admiralty during World War II. His wartime experiences provided him with the inspiration for his sensationally popular James Bond novels.

Chris Garver is widely considered to be among the world's best tattoo artists. Featured on TLC's highly-rated series Miami Ink, his work has brought him to Asia, North and South America, and Europe.

The Bone People By Keri Hulme

The Bone People

A Novel

By Keri Hulme

Cover by Pepa Heller

At once a mystery, a love story, and an ambitious exploration of the zone where Maori and European New Zealand meet, Booker Prize-winning novel The Bone People, is a powerful and unsettling tale saturated with violence and Maori spirituality.

Keri Hulme, a Maori, grew up in Christchurch and Moeraki, New Zealand. Hulme has written many poems and short stories, and lives in rural New Zealand.

Pepa Heller has been a professional tattoo artist since 1996. The owner of Bohemian Tattoo Arts in Tauranga, New Zealand, he draws inspiration from Maori and Pacific styles.

The Broom of the System By David Foster Wallace

The Broom of the System

A Novel

By David Foster Wallace

Cover by Duke Riley

The "dazzling, exhilarating" (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from one of this century's most groundbreaking writers, The Broom of the System is an outlandishly funny and fiercely intelligent exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is the award-winning author of several short story and essay collections, and two novels, including the bestselling cult classic Infinite Jest.

Duke Riley is the owner of East River Tattoo in Brooklyn. Acclaimed for his unique interpretations of the urban landscape, he has participated in numerous art exhibitions around the world.

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