We Need to Talk About Bowie

We Need to Talk About Bowie - credit Jessica Horrocks


We are all talking about Bowie. This morning, the day after the news of his death, book designer Jessica Horrocks at Text sent me her homage-parody.

With fine instincts she picked on the film tie-in edition of Lionel Shriver’s celebrated bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Tilda Swinton, who features in the film and on the cover, was a friend of Bowie’s and herself a great shapeshifter.

Bowie was a lightning bolt and in his wake we shed rainstorms.

W.H. Chong


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  • Zoe

    Great quote from Tilda Swinton on Bowie, that he "looked like someone from the same planet that I did".

  • Josh

    'It feels like we lost something elemental, as if an entire color is gone'- Carrie Brownstein on losing Bowie.
    For a musician he was one hell of a visual artist.

  • Jessica Horrocks

    Thanks, Chong: selfishly, I'm upset I never saw him live. Selflessly: I'm glad the rest of the world did.

    Diamond tears for a cosmic loss.