Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dr. Faustroll

I just read a crazy and wonderful book called The Exploits and Opinions of Doctor Faustroll, Pataphysician, by Alfred Jarry. It concerns the surreal odyssey of one Dr. Faustroll who, among other things, sails in a sieve with his baboon and visits a series of bizarre and satirical islands before transforming into an astral body and attempting to calculate the surface of God. Along the way he invents "pataphysics," which is described as "the science of imaginary solutions." Anyway, it's very Rabelaisan and loads of fun, so I decided to design my own cover for it: Here is a close-up of the central illustration:

4 comments:

Davey Morrison said...

This book sounds like the best book of all. I will read it. I really like the cover design/illustration too--it's the sort of cover that would make me pick it up at Borders and be like "this book looks cool and has a nice cover so it's probably expensive."

Megakles Rogakos said...

Daer Steve Morrison,

I am delighted by your work. I would be most grateful if you could please communicate with me at m.rogakos@gmail.com ASAP.

WIth thanks in advance,

Megakles


Megakles Rogakos, M.A., M.A.
Art Historian & Exhibition Curator
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
41 Xenokratous Street, Athens, GR 10676, Greece
☏ +30 6979 783 973 ✉ m.rogakos@gmail.com

Megakles Rogakos said...

Dear Steve Morrison,

I am delighted by your work, and would be most grateful if you could please communicate with me at m.rogakos@gmail.com ASAP.

WIth thanks,

Megakles

Megakles Rogakos, M.A., M.A.
Art Historian & Exhibition Curator
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
41 Xenokratous Street, Athens, GR 10676, Greece
☏ +30 6979 783 973 ✉ m.rogakos@gmail.com

jimeigo said...

Very smart design for a very important (& painfully under-recognized) book. --JE