De Nabokov a McCarthy

À deliciosa narrativa de Milton Glaser sobre os estranhos pedidos de Vladimir Nabokov para a sua capa de Pnin em finais dos anos de 1950 (curioso que tenha aceite o desenho de Glaser, dada a lendária aversão do escritor a capas figurativas ou  ilustradas), segue-se a hilariante odisseia da capa de The Road de Cormac McCarthy, que Chip Kidd transforma em alta comédia (quem conhece aquela capa sabe agora porque ela é tão… enfim, estranha). Trata-se da versão “curta” desta sessão do 92|Y de Dezembro de 2006, que ainda incluiu a participação do escritor Dave Eggers e foi apresentada por Michael Bierut.

FROM NABOKOV TO MCCARTHY
Following Milton Glaser‘s delicious episode of the unusual requests from Vladimir Nabokov for his late 1950’s cover of Pnin (unusual also in the fact that Nabokov, legendarily averse to figurative or in any way illustrated covers, had accepted Glaser’s drawing), Chip Kidd delivers the hilarious odissey of making the cover for Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, which in Kidd’s hands becomes a classy stand-up comedy act (and everyone that knows the cover can now discover why it looks so… well, odd). This is the shortest version of a full one that includes author Dave Eggers. MC for the event, the 92|Y held in December 2006, was Michael Bierut.

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