Friday, May 15, 2009
Michael Ian Kaye: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Illustration by Roxanna Bikadoroff. This book was featured on the season finale of Lost (spoiler alert if you haven't seen it.) Jacob reads from it as John Locke falls from a high window behind him and hits the ground. Amazon says it's a "...collection of nine short stories by Flannery O'connor, published posthumously in 1965. The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment." Thanks for the info, Cat. You can read more about the possible connection of this book to the series here:
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beautifully done. you feel the pain. Haven't seen this one at the stores yet...
Michale Ian Kaye. Another of my favorites.
seen any good Roberto de Vicq covers lately?
I've been surprised to find a good number of business book covers done by him, as well as Gray13, Keenan and a few others. Didn't even think they would take on crap like that. Thought that was reserved territory for guys like me:(
gorgeous. there's so much gorgeousness going on right now it hurts.
Cover is good....LOST sucks!
I should have mentioned this in the post...this edition was published in 1993. I think it's still in print, however, since it's on the Glamazon and B&N sites. And I think it might be non-finish! Bananas!
Ha Ha. Steve! I love you!
HEY, I'm suppose to be anonymous! Love you too.
I'd worked with Michael previously at Penguin, on the Angela Carter series. When he moved to FSG in the mid 90s, I begged him to let me do any Flannery O'Connor books that came up for re-design. In fact, he told me, two were coming up (Wise Blood and Everything That Rises), but someone else had already spoken for them ! However, being Michael, he was willing to let me have a shot and may the best design win. He totally 'got' my idea to have the covers resemble rustic, old matchbook art and knew exactly how we should go about doing it. I would enlarge the illos with a photocopier and hand ink layers of acetate for my colors, which would then be silk screened. And of course, he chose the perfect font.
I am grateful for having had the opportunity to collaborate with one of the best book jacket designers ever, who never got in the way of a good idea, but simply did whatever was necessary to bring it to light. Where is he now ??? Anybody know ?
Love this blog...
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