Last year, the publishers of Infinite Jest asked readers to give it a new look for the book’s 20th anniversary in 2016. Here is the winning design, chosen by a panel that included Karen Green, Wallace’s widow, and Michael Pietsch, the original editor of IJ and current CEO of Hachette Book Group:
What do you think? It seems a little spare and straightforward for such a maximal and fragmented novel, and it definitely doesn’t stand with some of the other cool and interesting things happening in book cover design these days. Also was DFW a Mason or something?
The new edition will be released on February 23.