Thursday, December 8, 2011

Turkish Delight



Yesterday this arrived in the mail: a paper bag, stapled shut, stamped, postmarked Turkey. The bag arrived in great shape, and got more roughed up by my walking around with it for an hour in the rain than it did in getting here from the shores of Eurasia. Inside were brand new Turkish editions of Ragweed and Poppy, by Avi. The publisher, Hayykitap, took their design cues from the American editions, and so these books are strikingly similar to their domestic kin. Inside, the paper is nice and the printing is good; the drawings have a nice pop to them. Thanks for the great job, Hayykitap!


1 comment:

Joe Sutphin said...

Those are awesome. Im a big fan of Badem myself...
In September I stayed a weekend with Tony D and his library is jam packed with other translations of his books. was so crazy to see what care was taken in redesigning each book cover with different type fonts and even graphics and images that better suited each nationality.
very cool stuff. You must feel honored.