Monday, 27 December 2010

Never Judge a Book by the Cover

“Never Judge a Book by the Cover” was a show a Stolenspace Gallery in London before Christmas. The show was held in association with Penguin Books (as part of its 75th anniversary), to celebrate the art of book covers. A wide range of contemporary artists were invited to design (or in some cases reproduce) a cover of a favourite book. The covers were available as originals (mostly reasonably priced) and in some cases as small signed print runs. The remaining works can be found on the gallery website, and would represent an unusual present for a book and art lover. I managed to pick up a print of Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Haruki Murakami) by Word to Mother – the original went elsewhere, but there was a very modestly priced print run of ten copies (now all sold), and I was lucky enough to get the last one.  I would certainly recommend a look at the website of what was a very interesting show.

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