Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Books with Souls

Garry Nurrish's logo throughout 'Weirdmonger' (2003)
The design (by Garry Nurrish) throughout 'Weirdmonger' (2003) by DF Lewis

“I feel that the souls of original writers — for the more original a writer is, the more powerful is the pressure of his projected soul — are real presences that have their dwelling inside the printed pages of the author’s books;…” – from ‘The Inmates’ by John Cowper Powys

 “Every book has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” — from ‘The Shadow Of The Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

 "What we're saying is that the magazine is more than the contents: it's the physicality of product which adds to the volume something more than the words themselves. E-books have their place (I think most of my own output is available in e-book), but they do create a homogenous reading experience. As much as anything else, it's also a willingness to be different, to buck the trend. Those people with an affinity to this will be those who become our readers." -- Andrew Hook (HERE)

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