Nabokov Giveaway ...
Judge these books by their covers: Nabokov Giveaway!Posted by vintagebooks under Cover Art, Vintage
Perhaps the most creative and ambitious backlist promotion in the history of Vintage International, John Gall’s individually commissioned Nabokov backlist covers have become collector’s items in themselves. As an homage to the author’s love for collecting butterflies, each cover was created using pins, paper, and butterfly boxes.
Below, see them in all their glory. Click through for larger images. And just for fun, tell us which is your favorite! Then leave a comment with your reasons why– the most original argument will win a copy of the book they’ve chosen.
*Bend Sinister, The Enchanter, The Gift, Look at the Harlequins and The Luzhin Defense won’t be available until early next year, but don’t let that sway your vote! We’ll get it to you as soon as possible if one is your favorite. The rest are currently available.
Which new Nabokov cover is your favorite?
ADA, OR ARDOR / Design by Chip Kidd
BEND SINISTER / Design by Carol Carson
DESPAIR / Design by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin
THE ENCHANTER / Design by Megan Wilson and Duncan Hannah
THE EYE / Design by John Gall
THE GIFT / Design by Rodrigo Corral
GLORY / Design by Martin Venezky
INVITATION TO A BEHEADING / Design by Helen Yentus and Jason Booher
KING, QUEEN, KNAVE / Design by Peter Mendelsund
LAUGHTER IN THE DARK / Design by Dave Eggers
LOOK AT THE HARLEQUINS! / Design by Charles Wilkin
THE LUZHIN DEFENSE / Design by Paul Sahre
PALE FIRE / Design by Stephen Doyle
PNIN / Design by Carin Goldberg
THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT / Design by Sam Potts
SPEAK, MEMORY / Design by Michael Bierut
STORIES / Design by Barbara de Wilde
TRANSPARENT THINGS / Design by Marian Bantjes
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