Thursday, July 23, 2009

Helen Yentus: The Implacable Order of Things

Fascinating cover to a fantastical tale of a poor Portuguese town where the devil walks among the townsfolk and the characters include a pair of twins joined at the pinky. Trying to figure out the meaning of the cover may be difficult without reading the book, but I did come across this passage from Publisher's Weekly that might help: "Peixoto aims to manifest a subtle connection between the townspeople, a kind of superconsciousness". Maybe that explains the string. In any case, this is gorgeous. I wonder who designed it...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Roseanne Serra/Ruben Toledo: Couture Classics

Roseanne Serra commissioned illustrator Ruben Toledo to create these unexpected fashiony takes on well-known classics. All are Penguin Classic Deluxe editions in paperback with French flaps, and there are nice special effects to enhance the cool illustrations - like a red foil thread that runs through the large A of Scarlet Letter.