Friday, 22 March 2013

Heaps of Hoyningen-Huene

The cover of an interesting-looking new novel from Serpent's Tail (Petitie Mort by Beatrice Hitchman)...



..also seems strangely familiar: this photo by George Hoyningen-Huene has graced (I us the word advisedly) a number of book covers in recent years:




..and not only in English:

This photo is much too classy for horrible old Ayn Rand--a  fistful of dog turds wrapped in cellophane would be more appropriate.

A Japanese publication, the title of which translates as 'The History of World Costume'
UPDATE: Sharp-eyed commenter Gervase Fen pointed out another, the about-to-be-published Black Roses, which oddly enough also uses the identical typeface to Petite Mort.


9 comments:

matthew. said...

You think Ayn Rand turds deserve the upper class embrace of cellophane? Surely you jest

JRSM said...

Sorry, I didn't phrase that well. Normal turds get the cellophane. Actual Rand turds get Dan Brown "shelf-talkers".

Karl said...

Given the title of the first book, at first I thought the model was adjusting a noose around her own neck.

And how nice of the cover designer to provide a translation for us! I guess we can assume that this book is targeted to pre-high-schoolers?

gervase_fen said...

See also Jane Thynne's "Black Roses", published by Simon & Schuster UK this coming Thursday.

JRSM said...

karl, that is a bit unfortunate, you're right.

gervase, thank you! i'm adding it to the post.

Mark DAntoni said...

Sharp eye, James. Brought a chuckle to my evening.

JRSM said...

Thank you, Mark!

gaskella said...

I spotted the Petite Mort and Black Roses too - amazing to see all these others!

JRSM said...

The near-simultaneous publication of those two is unfortunate.