Book Cover Goodness 7/1/08

Today I noticed this book cover beaming bold as a beacon from the shelves of the Greenpoint Library. It's Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert’s Collected Poems 1956 – 1998. I just googled it and found it presented among many other beautiful covers in the best of 2007 at The Book Design Review. In terms of blackness, it's one step away from the cover of AC/DC's Back in Black (or, for that matter, that Spinal Tap record: Q: "Like, how much more black could this be?" A: "None more black.") The only thing that could possibly make it better is if the only light source was from the lit match (Caravaggio style). Book jacket by High Design. I also ran into this amusing article comparing Zbigniew Herbert to that tidal wave of similes known as Lil' Wayne.

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