what do you think of the new cover design…

Based on the following principles;

– cover will be glossy, therefore must be light (wears better)

– must display an image which speaks for all the pieces inside

– must be contemporary

– must take into account readers’ tastes

– should lead the way for future OFF_ covers

Look forward to your ideas and feedback!


February 18, 2010 | Posted in: OFF_NEWS | Comments Closed

The book pirates of Peru

“There is one problem with the myth about pirates bringing literature to the masses:

street-level vendors tend to congregate in the same middle and upper-class neighborhoods

where you find the bookstores. Their clients are people with money. One critic calls it

a cultural problem: “The same people who would never consider buying fake whisky

think nothing of buying a pirated book. There’s no respect for intellectual production

in this country.”

courtesy of today’s Guardian… click on the image to see/read more and come back later in the week

to check out OFF_VIDEO interview with John Freeman, the Editor of GRANTA

January 18, 2010 | Posted in: OFF_NEWS | Comments Closed