Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kelly Blair: The Nightingales of Troy


A collection of short stories tracking four generations of women in Troy, NY. I love the simplicity of representing the women as diferent colors of the same clip-art. The book tracks the rise and decline of the town with some gritty characters, and perhaps that is what prompted the do-it-yourself look. Paperback coming in July from Norton, printed on Mohawk Via Felt paper. Thanks for the heads up, Albert!

4 comments:

Ian said...

pretty and unusual. Curious to see how many covers out there use birds like this. It seems like there is a bundle.

Jason/ARCHETYPE said...

Kelly's work is amazing. This one was done for WW Norton I believe, the art direction she's provided for Melville House is stunning too.

Thanks for sharing.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

it's funny how all versions of this cover that I know use a sort of tape-up or paste up treatment... must be something in the story...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YmL9x4iSzOw/SoRSIWgGikI/AAAAAAAAAYc/p1qufaOWBPA/s1600-h/Fulton.jpg

Thomas Ng said...

makes me :)