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.