Sunday, 18 August 2013


Architect John Bertram & author Yuri Leving's passion for Lolita collectively created 'Loloita, Story of a Cover Girl'.
Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design reconsiders the cover of Lolita. Eighty renowned  graphic designers and illustrators (including Paula Scher, Jessica Hische, Jessica Helfand, and Peter Mendelsund) offer their own takes on the book's jacket, while graphic-design critics and Nabokov scholars survey more than half a century of Lolita covers.
Through the lenses of design and literature, Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl tells the strange design history of one of the most important novels of the 20th century--and offers a new way for thinking visually about difficult books. Available to buy here.

Below, Mark Melnick