Cover illustration for “The Colossus,” Sylvia Plath’s only published book of poetry. The balloon-shaped rock functions as a metaphor for Plath’s ability to turn heaviness into lightness. Printed with a Gutenberg letterpress in Erik Spiekermann’s studio.
Nights, I squat in the cornucopia / Of your left ear, out of the wind, / Counting the red stars and those of plum-colour.
what’s the next drink
of your choice?