Created as a micro/macro collage series on Instagram to announce/market the release of my poetry collection, Birds in Aquariums.
My sister is getting married later this year and, with her and her fiancé being just as much book nerds as I am, are going with a vintage book theme for their wedding. With some connections to Dutch family members, they’ve been collecting some vintage Dutch books to use as decor for the big event (which they gave me permission to keep afterwards). The oldest book I found was printed in 1908 and the most recent from 1929. Take a look:
New cover design for a very talented friend of mine.
Can't recommend Jeff Vandermeer's wonderfully weird Southern Reach trilogy enough, featuring great covers designed by Charlotte Strick and illustrated by Eric Nyquist.
Really enjoyed this strange and brilliant thriller about a time-travelling serial killer and the girl who'd survived his murder attempt trying to hunt him down. The cover designed by Keith Hayes is equally fantastic.
Almost completed my James Joyce Vintage Classics editions, designed by Peter Mendelsund.
In no particular order, these are the best books I've read that have been published this year:
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
- Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
- Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball
Well, Peter Mendelsund does it again. A simple, minimal yet brilliant and eccentric cover. Like much of his other work, he says as much as he can with as little as possible. I haven't read it yet, but from what I've heard, Jesse Ball's newest novel is about a man wrongly convicted of a crime who commits to a vow of silence. How perfect is that? The cover and premise drew me to visit Chapters and the reviews brought me to the cash register. Excited to start reading this.