The assignment: redesign Vladimir Nabokov's book covers, all twenty-one of them. The solution: twenty-one specimen boxes, the kind used by butterfly collectors like Nabokov, each created by a different designer.
Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary
as referring to "a protective (and usually decorative) paper cover placed around a bound book, usually with the title and author's name printed on it," the phrase "dust cover" or "dust jacket" was first used in the late nineteenth century.
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In an article in the Financial Times
a while back, a business writer, in the course of condemning the government bailout of automotive manufacturers here and abroad, took car advertising to task for its unrealistic image of modern driving. Decrying the insistent romantic vision of automobiles — wind in the hair, open road, and all that.
POEM OF THE WEEK
"Design," a poem by Billy Collins.