the abomination, paul golding: knopf/random house.
[designed by chip kidd]
He [Chip Kidd] is likely to hold on to and image for years, until the day when the right manuscript comes along and the odd picture suddenly takes on a new meaning of its own. One example of this is the cover of Abomination by Paul Golding (2000), a novel about the emotional alienation of a gay childhood. Kidd was in the middle of reading the manuscript – something he does slowly over a period of a month – when he got a postcard in the mail with a black and white picture of a stuffled toy bunny standing on its head, by photographer Lars Klove. “It’s nothing I ever would have thought of using,” he remembers, “but it made perfect sense to me.” // Véronique Vienne @ Chip Kidd: Book One