“For now, poetry has the capacity—in its own ways and by its own means—to remind us of something we are forbidden to see.”
“You are not Dostoevsky,’ said the woman…
‘You never can tell…’ he answered.
‘Dostoevsky is dead,’ the woman said, a bit uncertainly.
‘I protest!’ he said with heat, ‘Dostoevsky is immortal!”
—Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
Massimo Vignelli discusses his approach to book design in a video produced for Mohawk’s “What Will You Make Today?” campaign. Video design by Michael Bierut/Pentagram.
“For most of human history, ‘literature,’ both fiction and poetry, has been narrated, not written — heard, not read. So fairy tales, folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, are all of them the most vital connection we have with the imaginations of the ordinary men and women whose labor created our world.”
Fahrenheit 451 is smokin’ hot in black and white and red for this 60th Anniversary edition contest winner designed by Matt Owen coming from Simon & Schuster.
Snazzy James Bond covers from Thomas and Mercer (Amazon) all dressed up in black and white and red.
(via Archie Ferguson Design)
“Every writer I know has trouble writing.”
Fun covers from Errata Naturae Editores
“Whoever doesn’t live in poetry cannot survive here on earth.”
—Halldór Laxness, Under the Glacier
Minimalist books covers in black and white and red from Budi Satria Kwan. Very nice.