The Department of Illustration

Kafka covers

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

http://jacketmechanical.blogspot.com/2011/01/kafka.html

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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