A Street Cat Named Desire

"Basically just cats and knives" -L.A. Times
"Never heard of it" -The New Yorker
" * " -Kurt Vonnegut
"Seems like a pretty cool guy." -Bret Easton Ellis
"Straight out the hood just like an ally cat" -Weezy F. Baby

I demand unconditional love and complete freedom. That is why I am terrible.

—Tomaž Šalamun (via larmoyante)

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"I think there are two primary jobs that a jacket has to do: It has to represent a text and it has to sell it. In a way, a book jacket … is sort of like a title that an author comes up with. It’s one thing that has to speak to a big aggregate thing, which is the book itself. And it has to be compelling in some way such that you’re interested enough to pick it up — and perhaps buy it. … It’s like a billboard or an advertisement or a movie trailer or a teaser. …

I think of a book jacket as being sort of like a visual reminder of the book, but … it’s also a souvenir of the reading experience. Reading takes place in this nebulous kind of realm, and in a way, the jacket is part of the thing that you bring back from that experience. It’s the thing that you hold on to.”

- Peter Mendelsund, book jacket designer 

The Jacket Designer’s Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover

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