Lolita Cover Contest


On his blog Venus febriculosa, John Bertram challenged designers to design a cover for Vladimir Nabokov’s masterpiece Lolita.

The winning design by Lyuba Haleva of Bulgaria was announced yesterday.

“What I really love about Lyuba Haleva’s cover is that it really gets at the poetry of the novel. Humbert is transported by Lolita, so the wings are an intriguing choice. Whether they represent Lolita and Annabel Leigh or Lolita the fantasy and Lolita the real person I have no idea…Somehow it all feels right to me and very inspired, and although the typeface is anachronistic and suggests to me a classic European novel, it seems to work.”

— John Bertram (via The Bygone Bureau)

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