Monday, 31 January 2011

Olives

These may be new to nobody but me, but it seems that every year for the past three years, HarperPernennial US has released three limited-edition books as 'Olive Editions', with beautifully simple and attractive covers. Here they are in roughly reverse order of publication. The first three were desgned and illustrated by Milan Bozic; I assume the same goes for the other six.









12 comments:

Letter4no1 said...

I have the Kundera and the Chabon but always seem to miss getting the other ones. I think they're all lovely. I've been trying to find a copy of the Foer for about a year but it's I can't find it anywhere

JRSM said...

I think the Foer (and the two you have) are now out of print--Harper no longer have them in their catalogue, unfortunately. None of them ever made it to Australia, which is why i was so slow to spot them.

Letter4no1 said...

@JRSM yeah, I was looking for them on used sites and couldn't find anything :( oh well.

Ine Lychl said...

I have to disapprove of the Pynchon one: that bugle (?) should be stoppered, for "tacit lies the gold once-knotted horn".

Anonymous said...

I agree that the covers are great, unfortunately the typeface of the text is so awful, they are virtually unreadable books. I got two but have vowed never to buy another, despite the great covers

matthew. said...

I was going to say what Anonymous said - the typeset is unbearable. Nobody should ever have to read that.

JRSM said...

I haven't seen inside one--is it the same type as is used on the covers?

Les Savy Ferd said...

the Chabon cover is particularly lovely.

Matthew Adams said...

Their Eyes Were Watching God cover is excellent.

The others are good too.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

the restraint is painfully pleasing...

Anonymous said...

I have the pynchon, chabon, foer, and huxley. I don't mind the typeface.

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