Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Kindness of Women

by J. G. Ballard // Picador

The latest addition in the J.G. Ballard redesigned series for Picador. A semi-autobiographical sequel to Empire of the Sun.

I finally heard from Ballard's agent that he liked this cover. He actually said he liked it. Nice. This is high praise since he wasn't fond of any of my other redesigns for him. Or for that matter, any of his covers ever published anywhere.
And thanks to The Book Design Review Blog for the kindness of their words in highlighting this cover and the Picador list.

J. G Ballard dies age 78 // April 18, 2009.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Labors of the Heart: stories

by Claire Davis // Picador

Cover photograph by Henry Sene Yee

These stories take place in the Big Sky Country of Montana.
This photograph is one I took over the big sky of Coney Island: