A Stick of Green Candy, Stories by Jane Bowles & Denton Welch (Four Corners Books)

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San Francisco based artist Colter Jacobson brings us book number five in our Familiars series with his recreation of four short stories: Jane Bowles: A Stick Of Green Candy & Camp Cataract Denton Welch: The Trout Stream & Narcissus Bay

Born in Shanghai, Denton Welch (1915–1948) was a British writer and painter, best known for his autobiographical novel Maiden Voyage. Jane Bowles (1917–1973) was an American writer, best known for her novel Two Serious Ladies.

The typeface used is Pegasus: the digital version used here was designed by Matthew Carter, along with the Italic and Bold. It was originally designed by Berthold Wolpe in 1937.

Four Corners Books is an independent publishing house, founded in 2007 by Elinor Jansz and Richard Embray. For their Familiars series, Four Corners commission artists to produce new illustrated editions of classic novels. By 'smuggling' contemporary art into the Classics sections of bookshops, Jansz and Emray hope that art can be brought to new audiences at affordable prices. Four Corners collaborate with artists working in different media and at different stages of their careers. Sometimes an artist's approach to their commissioned text is respectful, even celebratory, and sometimes it is subversive. In each case, designer John Morgan works closely with the artist to ensure that their approach to the text is reflected in the format and layout of the book.

Illustrated by Colter Jacobsen

Publisher: Four Corner Books (2009)
Hardback:  152 pages
Dimensions: 23 × 15 cm

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