The Quays and Calvino

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The Castle of Crossed Destinies (1986).

The Brothers Quay are known for their animated films but in the 1980s they were also working as book illustrators and stage designers. Here are some of their paperback designs for Italo Calvino, part of a series they produced for Picador when the books were reprinted after his death.

Information about this aspect of the Quays’ work is virtually non-existent.  A pity that the publisher managed to credit the designs to the “Brothers Quai”.

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Our Ancestors (1986)

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Difficult Loves (1985).

The Calvino covers by the Quays at MOMA 2012.

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