Monday 3 September 2012

The Boca Breeze

In July I posted these four tremendous new covers for B. S. Johnson reprints. A helpful commenter told me they were the work of La Boca. by chance, I was just admiring their Louise-Brooks-meets-puffy-paint-in-a-shredder cover for the Booker-nominated The Teleportation Accident. So it seems a good time to do a round up of their various cover art jobs.

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Those Nicholas Blake (pen-name of Cecil Day-Lewis) covers make me want to try his Nigel Strangeways amateur detective books again, even though past experience suggests that his non-Strangeways crime novels are far superior (see especially the sadly neglected The Private Wound, out of print now for 25 years.)


matthew. said...

That Gary Shteyngart cover is absolutely stellar. However, Shteyngart's last name is decidedly not.

JRSM said...

Ha! I've actually now bought 2 books by him, and have yet to read either. This is a symptom of something.

Jonathan Walker said...

I initially read 'symptom' as 'synonym' in that last comment. Make of that what you will.

M.J. Nicholls said...

I'm not so sure I like those new BSJ covers. They don't seem to match the bleak/desparing content of the books so much. (I am happy those books are being reissued, however).