well, paul buckley at penguin had the idea to have tattoo artists design covers for some of the penguin deluxe classics. (are you tired of hearing about penguin yet? someday i'll move on.) and there are some excellent covers to be perused. let's see:
|christopher conn askew|
there should definitely be more collaboration between tattoo artists and book designers. these are so cool. there's really no other suitable word to describe them. i mean, look at bridget jones—she's edgy in a way she NEVER was before. and the coetzee cover is just lovely. sigh.
now, for fun, let us peer at some examples of literary tattoos.*
|"if i had a world of my own" —quote from alice in wonderland. ink by antony flemming.|
|a beeeautifully done ferdinand...|
|ralph steadman's bats from fear + loathing.|
you want a tattoo now. am i right? this opened up a whole new world for me. i don't aspire to be an illustrated woman—miles from it! and yet... every time i look at these, i go through my mental library and wind up with a stack of ideas for "my next tattoo," which may or may not ever materialize.
anyway. live long and prosper, and have a wonderful tuesday.
*go here for more tattoos/artist information.