Faber 80th Anniversary Editions
In 2009 Faber & Faber published a series of hardback editions of selected poems by six of their most popular and significant authors: T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, John Betjeman, W.B. Yeats, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. The covers were designed by Face Out Books, using six different artists who produced distinct and yet complementary images. By far the most striking to me was the cover art produced by Mark Hearld for the Ted Hughes edition. The starkness of the drawing has a raw power that perfectly suits Ted’s imagery, and I wish I’d bought a copy when they were washing up in remainder shops a few years back.
My 2012 drawing of Ted Hughes: