Walter Benjamin, Sasha Stone & Penguin Classics: A ‘One-way Street’ to Brilliant Design

For their new edition (new translation?) of Walter Benjamin’s Einbahnstraße (One-way Street) in the Modern Classics series, Penguin UK — no doubt realising that it would be near impossible to come up with anything better (no publisher that I know of has been able to do so in 80 years that have ellapsed since the original publication) — have wisely allowed themselves to be hugely influenced by the brilliant, classic cover design that Sasha Stone did up for Rowolt way back in 1928.

9780141189475

Compare with the 1928 original:

Einbahnstraße

To be published in the UK on 29 October 2009 and in Canada on 24 November 2009.

See also: Random House Walter Benjamin by Peter Mendelsund

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~ by Thomas on 2009-Oct-23.

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