Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Moments of Beauty

A lovely portrait by photographer Siren Lauvdal.

Book Covers

Snake by Kate Jennings (Back Bay Books), cover design by Michael Ian Kaye

Edison's Eve by Gaby Wood (Knopf), cover design by Gabriele Wilson

The Noodle Maker: A Novel by Ma Jian (Picador), cover design by Charlotte Strick

Final Exits by Michael Largo (Harper Paperbacks), cover design by Greg Kulick

The Magical Chorus
by Solomon Volkov (Knopf), cover design by Helen Yentus

A Monster's Notes by Laurie Sheck (Knopf), cover design by Peter Mendelsund

Some of my faves from the always lovely selection of book cover design on the Book Covers blog. Such inspiring and wonderful work.


Artist Ji Lee writes: "People fill the floor of their homes with furniture and walls with paintings and pictures. So why are the ceilings left empty? Decorating ceilings was a celebrated art form in the past centuries that somehow got lost through the reductionism of modernism. People don't look at the ceiling anymore. It's a dead space. So I wanted to bring a small wink to this space. I also liked the idea that somehow there's a parallel world which coexists with ours."

Such a captivating idea — a teeny and mysterious little living space above the one below. Love. More photos here. Via Please Enjoy.
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