STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel is reissued for The Picador Collection
STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel has been unveiled as one of 13 books being reissued as part of a new paperback series, The Picador Collection, launching in February 2022. Taken from and inspired by 50 years of Picador publishing, the collection's aim is to 'bring iconic titles to a new generation of readers', combining a modern classics list with cult paperback publishing. The collection also includes American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, A House for Mr Biswas by VS Naipaul, A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin, Room by Emma Donoghue, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks, Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay, The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst, White Noise by Don DeLillo, and So... You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.
Katie Tooke, design manager at Pan Macmillan, said: "The design of Picador Collection is as vibrant and alive as the books themselves. We wanted to find a look that is stylish, contemporary, playful and eccentric to accommodate Picador's backlist titles. A look that stands with and apart from other classics lists, and is full of life. The creative ethos celebrates the artwork and content with newly commissioned illustration, photography and design. Like Picador's authors, we intend to allow a space where we can platform artists from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, allowing both unknown and known creators to produce striking and innovative covers.
"We also used some older Picador artwork to bridge the gap from the heritage identity to a contemporary sensibility on covers such as A House for Mr Biswas and American Psycho. The original Picador Logo featured a rule with a point, which has now been released from the logo design and used as an angle developing a series look for the collection. The space and freedom of the new layout frames these covers in a modern format, whilst maintaining the eccentricity and playfulness synonymous with the Picador brand. When the covers are stacked together they create a visual illusion of open books, inviting the reader to pick them up and enter into them."