Friday, March 07, 2008

Melville House

Since it's National Small Press Month, how about a shout out to the good people at Melville House, where they take their books seriously.

Pictured we have I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems From The Pentagon's Black World, a fascinating compendium of the patches worn by military personnel involved in secret operations. It's a beautiful piece of work, too, with a nice flat black cover, and a patch affixed to the front. I also like the design on the back. Can anyone name that font? Franklin Gothic?

Pictured with the book are some other noteworthy Melville House titles: M.J. Harper's The Secret History of the English Language (another really beautifully designed book), Anton Chekhov's My Life (from their Art of the Novella series), and Tao Lin's weird, wonderful novel Eeeee Eee Eeee (whose blog had a post today that inspired this one).

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