Posts Tagged ‘book covers’

Paul Sahre

Published March 17, 2010 by Molly


It’s hard to summarize the work of about someone as varied and un-pin-downable as Paul Sahre (pronounced “say-er”), but here’s a stab at it. (Deep breath.)

First, Sahre is an illustrator and graphic designer who contributes to places like Good Magazine and the New York Times, among many others. He also designs book covers for Rick Moody, Chuck Klosterman and Ben Marcus, lives in New York and, in his own words, “finds comfort in the fact that we are hurtling thru space.”

Sahre’s brilliance lies in the fact that his illustrations—always surprising, always ingenious—manage to broaden and deepen whatever text they accompany, no matter how disparate the topic. An OpEd about fixing Washington? No problem. A book that makes the case for vegetarianism? Why, yes. And so forth.

And last but not least, here’s a nice little video of Sahre talking about Old Spice, beauty and G.I. Joe.

J.D. Salinger

Published January 29, 2010 by Molly

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It’s a sad day for bananafish: the great J.D. Salinger passed away yesterday at the grand old age of 91. Celebrate the author of Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories with this splendid hand-drawn wallpaper from Stickers and Donuts. Here’s raising a glass to Mr. Salinger.