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June 18, 2009

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These are very cool! And I followed the link and loved some of the endpapers in the books shown there.

bautiful as a Tshirt or a poster by Mayakovsky or a design by Seifert oir Teige!

often the covers were more erotic in all ways than the contents: true advertising, since what was
missing was in self-censorship
Imagine how extreme they would have looked
on Tshirts in the 50's
Rodcekno did the best About This Tshirt studies
Well, not Tshirts, but the yellow shirt of Mayakovsky is an example
All my work is a Tshirt study: one should be
a Tshirt with Marlon Brando inside in a ripped Tshirt and with the caption:
Killed for a T shirt! Can they bomb a whole crowd? Is there a limit in Tehran? What is it? will our great speakers speak, or silence is better, more bitter?
I feel like wearing only green in honor of Iran! The wrist-bands alone are like l00,00 pounds in Tienemann Square in risk alone/.//

Next on my list: find rotating wire paperback book rack. What a cool idea, Stacey.


The Plath cover featured here is not "vintage". It is almost brand new, for the "Faber Firsts" series of reprints, c. 2008. Faber were not the original publishers anyway, and this wasn't the jacket image when they took it over in the 1960s.

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