19 Short Stories, Covered for Faber’s 90th Anniversary

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Last month, we featured the work of British book cover designer Anna Morrison—and in the process discovered the Faber Stories series.

In celebration of Faber’s 90th anniversary, the publisher released a special line of books capturing short stories from both contemporary practitioners and classic authors, across a variety of genres. The result is a brilliant series that manages to surprise in its selections—and a brilliantly designed cache of tiny tomes.

“We wanted to create beautiful, collectable, physical editions, which looked both fresh and vintage,” Faber & Faber editorial director Angus Cargill told the bookseller Foyles. “While the format and palette were prescribed by our in-house design team of Donna Payne and Jonny Pelham, each individual jacket was given to a different designer, and their responses, so exciting to see, individually and collectively, truly celebrate these short fiction gems.”

Here’s a look at some highlights, beginning with Morrison’s. For more on the design of the series, head to Faber’s blog.

Anna Morrison
Andrzej Klimowski
Gary Percival
Woodrow Phoenix
Jonathan Pelham
María Medem
Jack Smyth
Bill Bragg
Steve Lloyd / icoEx
Jonathan Pelham
Elena Durey
Jonathan Pelham
Darren Wall
Alex Kirby
Tree Abraham
Charlotte Ager
Laura Berger
Jamie Keenan
Leanne Shapton