Frat Row, 2013
Whither the book jacket? “If, for the majority of books, the jacket no longer serves a protective function, it still shields the subcutaneous narrative metaphorically. As we spend more of our reading time in digital, disembodied, notional environments where texts lack differentiation and may easily leach into one another unconstrained, covers (and physical books in general) remain part of an anxious cultural effort to corral and contain the boundless.”
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Nice article, but you know, I think book designers deserve more credit. The photographer of the books is credited each time, why not the designer too or even instead?
We’re looking forward to seeing you all over the next couple of weeks and hopefully at the opening on Thursday!
2/3/A/C/J to Fulton St.
4/5 to Wall St.
Installing the show + shop at Dossier Outpost at South Street Seaport! See you at the opening Thursday 6-9!
Issue 3 will be up for sale inside this container :)