1. A bit jealous of the cover design for the newly released Portuguese edition of Jan Morris’s Hav (from Tinta da China)

    A bit jealous of the cover design for the newly released Portuguese edition of Jan Morris’s Hav (from Tinta da China)

  2. An orange/maroon/blue + feet trend.
More cover themes here.

    An orange/maroon/blue + feet trend.

    More cover themes here.

  3. 50watts:

Robert Walser cover by Eduardo Jiwnani via Es Pop via Casual Optimist (also see Walser on 50 Watts)

    50watts:

    Robert Walser cover by Eduardo Jiwnani via Es Pop via Casual Optimist (also see Walser on 50 Watts)

  4. One of these days we’re going to post our own collection of fabulous Robert Sheckley pulp SF covers, but until then, we can all make do with this.
In case you didn’t know, our collection of Sheckley stories, Store of the Worlds (edited by Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich), is out this April
portadaz:

Mindswap (1967) by Mars book covers: Science Fiction & Fantasy on Flickr.

    One of these days we’re going to post our own collection of fabulous Robert Sheckley pulp SF covers, but until then, we can all make do with this.

    In case you didn’t know, our collection of Sheckley stories, Store of the Worlds (edited by Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich), is out this April

    portadaz:

    Mindswap (1967) by Mars book covers: Science Fiction & Fantasy on Flickr.

  5. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra on Arun Kolatkar

    Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, whose interpretation of the work of Kabir we published to much acclaim earlier this year (In The NY Times, August Kleinheider said it brought Kabir “to life in English for the first time”), was interviewed for a radio program about the poem-cycle Jejuri by his friend and colleague Arun Kolatkar. Admirers of Songs of Kabir should have a peek at Arun Kolatkar as well. Both Indian poets confess to a love of the blues (“Hound Dog,” a particular favorite) and American popular idiom in general (see Kolatkar’s famously cranky list of influences).

    The program also includes some readings from Jejuri and will be available until the end of December 2011.

    Listen now.

    Design freaks will also be interested in the discussion of Kolatkar as one of the most distinguished men of Indian graphic design and advertising. He was also a bit of a star cover designer as well. Some examples of his work can be seen here.

  6. It might be worth visiting the new Georges Simenon museum in Brussels just to see the gallery of book jackets.
—Incidentally, among the most iconic Simenon covers are those designed by Dick Bruna (the creator of Miffy the bunny), whose father ran the publishing house A.W. Bruna & Zoon.

    It might be worth visiting the new Georges Simenon museum in Brussels just to see the gallery of book jackets.

    —Incidentally, among the most iconic Simenon covers are those designed by Dick Bruna (the creator of Miffy the bunny), whose father ran the publishing house A.W. Bruna & Zoon.