Friday, 25 June 2010

Faber go hard!

I was recently given a lovely edition of Alice Oswald's poetry book 'Dart' as a wedding present and have been admiring its striking cover art ever since. It really complements Oswald's poetry. It turns out Faber senior designer Miriam Rosenbloom has been hard at work bringing together a new series of Faber hardbook editions which celebrate well-known poets (!) first collections with the poetry publishing giant which was once headed up by T.S. Eliot. Working with six different artists (see below), Rosenbloom has cooked up an awesome batch.Rosenbloom's inspiration was this book of Frances Cornford’s poems from 1960, illustrated with prints designed by her son Christopher. I think the Yeats is my fave, mostly for how cosy that cottage looks neslting in the hills:Here's the credit roll:
Peter Clayton (for Simon Armitage’s Kid), Jonathan Gibbs (Alice Oswald’s Dart), Michael Kirkman (Philip Larkin’s The Whitsun Weddings), Ed Kluz (Wendy Cope’s Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis), Charles Shearer (Don Paterson’s Nil Nil) and Sarah Young (Sylvia Plath’s Ariel)

Via Faber's The Thought Fox blog


  1. so, so beautiful! i love that cottage on the Yeats one, too. We should get married or something x

  2. .. this monetizing of poetry defiles the work. What next? Poet's Wives?