Rodrigo Corral has been helping guide New Directions back to design prominence with his awe-inspiring design and art direction. He asked me to do this cover for him. Originally, I wanted to use this terrific photo by Martin Klimas:
Unfortunately, he doesn't allow his work to be used commercially. Purists! Instead I had to make the damn thing and photograph it myself. This was done at a point when the Nabokov project was dead in the water.