Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Open

Another wonderfully Quixotic literary outfit is Open Letter Books, based at the University of Rochester. They publish only translations, bringing some of the most wonderful books you've never heard of into the English language. I've only read a few of their offerings so far, but they have all been excellent. And the covers! Designed by several talented artists (Milan Bozic (who also did these beauties) and editor E. J. Van Lanen among them), they have those bold areas of colour and simple but not straightforward cover designs that bring to mind other wonderful publishers of the exotic like Dalkey and New Directions. Many of them have a timeless feel--they could have been produced at any point in the last 70 years.
























2 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Love em all! Great find.

Hence72 said...

great style these