"John Gall at Random House invited me to take part in a project whereby 21 designers are invited to create a cover for reissues of Nabokov’s books … but within the prescribed format of creating a specimen box (Nabokov collected butterflies) with pins and “paper”, to create the cover. My book was “Transparent Things” so I used the pins to suspend 4 layers of acetate, with dots of transparent ink on each later." -from Bantjes' website.
Bantjes carries forth her understanding of simplicity in this neatly presented, gridded piece. Cute and colourful, the cover preserves the playful child-like quality that is suggested by the thought of Nabokov collecting butterflies, and seems to tack childhood memories, like taxidermised butterflies, on display in a specimen box.
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