The Department of Illustration

Kafka covers

Posted in Uncategorized by The Department of Illustration on June 13, 2011

designer Peter Mendelsund decribes the design process…

‘So, as you can see, I’ve gone with eyes here (not the first or last time I will use an eye as a device on a jacket-book covers are, after all, faces, both literally and figuratively, of the books they wrap). I find eyes, taken in the singular, create intimacy, and in the plural instill paranoia. This seemed a good combo for Kafka- who is so very adept at the portrayal of the individual, as well as the portrayal of the persecution of the individual.’

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