Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Holy Shit!


The one thing about this Patrick White book is that as long as you're reading it, you can't be looking at the cover!

UPDATE: Jen Wang designed the cover, while Jason Freedman created the collage. That's not bad collaging--I assumed it was a single photograph.

I should note, as I have said in the comments, that I don't hate this cover--it's very effective, to be honest. It just gives me the fear.

6 comments:

Tim said...

Honestly... I mean... WTF?

Kylie said...

Good God! I'll probably have nightmares tonight.

And I'm usually such a big fan of Penguin...

Kevin Arthur said...

Wow! I kind of like it. For some reason it reminds me of Chip Kidd's cover for Richard Lattimore's translation of the New Testament.

http://www.amazon.com/New-Testament-Richard-Lattimore/dp/0865474990/

JRSM said...

That New Testament cover is pretty effective. As, to be honest, is the Patrick White one--it's just not an image that's easy to look at.

Ian Brian Shimkoviak said...

like fucking clockwork orange...

JRSM said...

Only this image stays in front of you as long as you are reading the book.