isn't that so good? i am so in love with their covers designed by graphic novelists/artists.
well, the other day on pinterest i noticed some different kafka covers appearing here and there. when i went to the place from whence they came, i realized that it is the blog of book designer / art director peter mendelsund. he works for knopf and pantheon. basically he has what i'm coming to believe is my dream job. —anyway, he just finished designing a new set of kafka's works for schocken books.* and they are brilliant! have a look. what do you think?
i think they are pretty clever. something about an eye staring at you / other people in the room from the cover of a book seems very appropriate for kafka. as mendelsund says himself over at jacket mechanical,
I find eyes, taken in the singular, create intimacy, and in the plural instill paranoia. This seemed a good combo for Kafka- who is so very adept at the portrayal of the individual, as well as the portrayal of the persecution of the individual.precisely.
now: everyone go off and have a marvelous weekend. it's here at last. cheers!
*just so i don't sound dumb, pantheon and schocken are both imprints of knopf.