John Gall, Nabokov covers

I was just looking for a photograph to accompany another post when I came across this series directed by John Gall. Simply beautiful, especially when seen together. Must resist buying them all, a perennial problem with excellent work. From Gall’s page on the project:

‘Aside from being a great writer, Nabokov was also a passionate butterfly collector. My idea for this series was to have a different designer or illustrator depict each title using a butterfly specimen box that they could fill using only paper and mounting pins.’

The designers:

John Gall, Michael Bierut, Peter Mendelsund, Carin Goldberg, Stephen Doyle, Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, Dave Eggers, Chip Kidd, Helen Yentus and Jason Booher, Marian Bantjes, Martin Venezky, Sam Potts, Barbara deWilde, Carol Carson, Paul Sahre, Duncan Hannah and Megan Wilson, Rodrigo Corral and Charles Wilkin.

Photographs by Alison Gootee.