The Canadian writer, illustrator and former competitive swimmer, Leanne Shapton, is one of those rare creatures on whom the gods have bestowed three gifts. Her sports memoir entitled Swimming Studies, comes with a bonus: a series of highly abstract, monochromatic paintings of swimming pools. Good value.
A memorable line from Kayak Morning, Roger Rosenblatt’s meditation on grief.
Okay, I’ll admit I had to look up the definition of obliquity when I saw this striking cover design by Ben Wiseman.
Forgive a brief foray into sentiment, via Reece Ward, in wishing my husband a happy birthday.
A lovely expanse of green on a strikingly illustrated book cover.
There was simply no way to avoid posting this ridiculously great Pelican cover.
The book designer Peter Mendelsund discusses design, competitions, and the always delicate subject of Nabokov’s Lolita.
A great bit of editorial design, with a spot-on illustration by Stephen Savage.