Dorian Gray - The Peacock edition

Oscar Wilde

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The Peacock Edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray plays on a quintessential metaphor for Mr. Gray, the flashiest peacock of them all. It is limited to 260 numbered and signed copies and it contains numerous unique features, some of them truly one of a kind.

The creative concept for this edition is based in both Dorian’s degradation and his objectification by his friend and painter, Basil. That is why each and every book features a hand painted peacock feather by the young and talented artist Nina Bekeniova. This makes each book even more unique, as each feather will be slightly different and special.

Once you open the book, you are met with handmade marbled endpapers made by the legendary Freya Scott, who has crafted these specially for this edition. The goal was to create something extravagant and worthy of Dorian’s name and her creation bridges the covers and the art inside perfectly.

As you go through the story, you will encounter numerous things that emphasise Dorian’s fall from grace: illustrated drop caps are rotting away with each chapter and each illustration represents a moment of Dorian’s degradation; a moment where his decisions ate away at his soul. And when you need a break from reading, you can mark where you left off with a bookmark in the shape of Dorian’s silver mirror. All the illustrations inside the book and the bookmark were done by the extremely talented Vedran Klemens

Since Dorian is quite fond of attention, it made no sense to make any kind of case that will hide his beauty. Therefore, this edition comes in a custom designed case which features a “window” where the book spine is, so you can always see it when it’s sitting on your shelf, while it remains safe from dust and other elements.

As previously mentioned, the whole run has 260 numbered copies, with a few additional copies marked with roman numerals for the key participants of the projects.

You can see more pictures of the book and the illustrations in our gallery.