Natural born twillers

Natural born twillers

The format’s the thing for Vintage Classics’ The Birds and the Bees series, which unites five modern nature writing titles (all priced £9.99, issued 5th May) under an impressively ornate livery, created in collaboration with Glaswegian design duo Timorous Beasties.

“They are just very attractive; the width, the size of them, how they’s all part of the design and the conceit really,” says Suzanne Dean, Vintage’s creative director. She is referring to their slightly unusual form, a “cut-down” size complete with illustrated flaps, with the height of a B-format paperback and the widt...

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