Friday, January 23, 2009

Barbara de Wilde: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Norton, Feb 2009. I'm curious to see this cover in person. It looks like the type is gold foil, and the silhouette is die cut, with an illustration on the case. The book is a collection of interconnected stories about Pakistan's dissolving social-class system. It's based on the author's experience of returning to Pakistan to wrest control of his family farm from local thieves (GQ).

4 comments:

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

It's beautiful. Where did I see this similar treatment recently?...

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

i don't know where it was that I saw this very type treatment done recently... I'll find it someday, in the meantime, this type here weaves in a similar fashion: http://covers.fwis.com/on_fishing

GH said...

This is by Barbara de Wilde. Looks beautiful in person.

Tal said...

Good reference, Ian - thanks. I wonder if the figure here is dancing with a ribbon, and if so - I wonder what the type would look like if it was on an arched path.