before, but now I have my copy and it's just lovely, so I'm doing it again. Several astute commenters guessed that the cover was the work of poster artist Aaron Horkey, and they were spot on.
In the flesh this is an absolutely gorgeous book, with the cover printed with metallic inks. Even better, the blurb and the ISBN are on a detachable sticker, so you can remove all the commercial stuff from the book and just have it as a work of art. McSweeney's really do know how to produce a book. Click on the photos for bigger images.
And for scale, here is the book with a dog called Boswell and a bottle of whisky. The latter is the reason why this and the last of the photos above are a bit blurry.