The idea behind the series is simple: as the titles differ from one another, there is no point in them looking the same. I decided to keep a standard format, interior layout, dust jacket, and a sticker with the series name. Every single time my approach was different, and I was relying on the general mood of the texts.
For instance, Wells Tower’s magnificent short story collection Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned is about empty, burnt-out unfortunates, who try to keep appearances of ordinary people, but somehow misses by a wide margin – hence the illustration from an old catalog of a waving shirt. Perhaps there is someone inside, and he tries to communicate with us?
Few of the covers feature photos. Sometimes these are archival photographs from the authors (as is the case with Agneta Pleijel’s Wróżba, A Fortune’s Foretold). Sometimes, as in Marie Darrieussecq’s Świństwo (Pig Tales. A Novel of Lust and Transformation), the photo depicting a sculpture of Johnson Tsang refers to the theme of oppression prevalent in the book.